Hong Kong student dies after falling from parking garage during clashes with police

Mail Online | 11/8/2019 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline;Associated Press
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Hong Kong protesters have vowed to avenge the death of a student who died four days after falling from a parking garage during clashes with cops.

Chants of 'Hong Kong people, revenge' and 'A blood debt must be paid in blood' rang out during multiple memorial events across the city tonight as mourners demanded truth and justice over his death. Some called for a city-wide strike.

Chow - Tsz-Lok - Coma - Pool - Blood

Chow Tsz-Lok, 22, had been in a coma since he was found unconscious in a pool of blood on Monday. The young man died this morning.

At the parking garage in the Tseung Kwan O district, thousands waited in a long line to light candles and place white flowers and paper cranes at the spot where Chow fell. Some hugged each other in tears.

Areas - Dozens - Hard-core - Protesters - Roads

There and in other areas, dozens of hard-core protesters later blocked roads, set street fires and vandalized subway stations. Riot police fired tear gas in at least two places. A police spokesman said an officer fired a warning shot in the sky after he was surrounded by protesters in one area. No one was injured.

Earlier at lunchtime, about 1,000 masked protesters marched through the central business district chanting anti-police slogans. Dozens shouted abuse at several police officers, calling them 'murderers'.

Riot - Police - Gas - Moments - Tsz-Lok

Riot police had been firing tear gas moments before Tsz-Lok fell, and although the nature of his fall is unclear, his death has sparked further anger at alleged police brutality.

Today protesters hurled abuse at police officials in Hong Kong's central district, calling them 'murderers' and demanding 'revenge'.

Death - Reminder - Protester - Television

'His death is a reminder to us that we cannot give up,' one protester said on local television.

Some protesters carried white flowers and placards that read: 'Hong Kong is a police state.'

Chow - Classmates - Graduation - Ceremony - University

Chow's angry classmates disrupted a graduation ceremony at the University of Science...
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