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Hong Kong protest escalates bringing transport to a halt Updated: 2019-11-12 17:00:08 KST

Hong Kong protesters struck the city's transport network for a second straight day on Tuesday in a widespread demonstration of anger triggered by the shooting of a 21-year-old student by a police officer on Monday morning.

South China Morning Post reported Tuesday,protesters set up roadblocks on major thoroughfares, placed objects onto train tracks and punctured buses' tires paralyzing roads and shutting down more than 20 railway stations throughout the day.
Hundreds of commuters were seen walking along the line's tracks, while protesters broke havoc by throwing molotov cocktails and rocks onto the tracks.

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, criticized protesters on Tuesday for disrupting transit calling them "selfish".

"The SAR government's Transport Department will keep a close eye on the current situation while taking corresponding measures.

Despite the Hong Kong government's firm stance, protesters plan on to continue to fight for greater democracy.

"This is not a fight of the present. This is the fight of a whole generation, it's a fight that will determine whether our idea, whether our ideal way of living"

Meanwhile, Chow Pak Kwan, the student who was shot by riot police, has been arrested and charged with unlawful assembly.
Another 19-year-old protester, who was held at the same location on Monday, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of offensive weapons.
Chow’s condition has reportedly improved from critical to serious.
Choi Jeong-yoon, Arirang News.
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