Hong Kong protests: officer who shot student says he decided to open fire because ‘I felt my life was at risk’

A Hong Kong police officer who fired three live rounds and struck a student with one of the shots during the social unrest in 2019 has said his life was at risk when he was surrounded by protesters as they tried to snatch his handgun.The traffic officer, testifying at the District Court on Wednesday, recalled the shooting in Sai Wan Ho on November 11, 2019, a day marked by extensive traffic disruption linked to a citywide strike.The policeman, named in court only as “officer A”, shot 23-year…

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