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'No national day, only national grief': Police shoot Hong Kong protester on China's 70th anniversary

HONG KONG - Police reportedly opened live fire and shot a person in the chest on Tuesday during protests against China's National Day.

"My chest is hurting. I need to go to the hospital," the wounded protester gasped from the floor, pulling down his respirator as blood poured from his chest in a video immediately shared among protesters on social media.

For a moment, the entire city paused, tens of thousands of protesters, journalists, medics and residents stunned at the news that police had shot a Hong Konger with a real gun for the first time.

Then they

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