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An Eye for an Eye: Protest Intensifies After Cops Shoot Young Woman in Eye

World | Associated Press | August 13, 2019, 4:40 pm
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 Almost 200 flights out of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) were cancelled on Tuesday (August 13), a day after thousands of anti-government protesters swarmed into one of the terminals of the airport, one of the world's busiest, causing massive disruption and flight cancellations. The unprecedented disruption came less than 24 hours after clashes between the police and protesters in the ongoing anti-government protest movement escalated to a new level, with one young woman allegedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round and the police firing teargas and non-lethal ammunition at protesters at close range.<br /><br />An injured young female medic receives medical assistance after being hit by a pellet round in the right eye during a demonstration in Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Almost 200 flights out of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) were cancelled on Tuesday (August 13), a day after thousands of anti-government protesters swarmed into one of the terminals of the airport, one of the world's busiest, causing massive disruption and flight cancellations. The unprecedented disruption came less than 24 hours after clashes between the police and protesters in the ongoing anti-government protest movement escalated to a new level, with one young woman allegedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round and the police firing teargas and non-lethal ammunition at protesters at close range.

An injured young female medic receives medical assistance after being hit by a pellet round in the right eye during a demonstration in Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A young female medic was hospitalized after being hit in the right eye with a pellet round during demonstrations in Tsim Sha Tsui. Medical staff stage a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong on August 13, 2019. (Image: AP)

A young female medic was hospitalized after being hit in the right eye with a pellet round during demonstrations in Tsim Sha Tsui. Medical staff stage a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong on August 13, 2019. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester covers her eye with a gauze during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester covers her eye with a gauze during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Medical staff take part in a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Medical staff take part in a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Nurses wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest against police brutality to the protesters in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Nurses wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest against police brutality to the protesters in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Medical staff wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Medical staff wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 A nurse wears an eyepatch and face mask as medical staff take part in a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

A nurse wears an eyepatch and face mask as medical staff take part in a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Nurses wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest against police brutality to the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Nurses wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest against police brutality to the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Medical staff wearing eyepatch stage a protest against police brutality to the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Medical staff wearing eyepatch stage a protest against police brutality to the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Nurses wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest against police brutality to the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Nurses wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest against police brutality to the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester covers her one eye with a gauze during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester covers her one eye with a gauze during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 People hold signs which read

People hold signs which read " Black Police, Return eye," bottom center, during a protest at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

An anti-extradition bill protester wears an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Protesters wear eyepatch during a protest at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters wear eyepatch during a protest at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows anti-extradition bill protesters wearing an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at previous day's clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

A combination picture shows anti-extradition bill protesters wearing an eyepatch, in reference to a demonstrator that was injured at previous day's clashes with police during a protest inside the airport terminal in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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