clashes between protesters and police in Hong Kong, this one may be the most shocking.mong all the videos circulating around the internet today from Wednesday’s
The footage shows riot police equipped with shields and batons beating up a young female protester on the ground. Multiple officers are seen whacking the helpless woman in the back with batons. Once she is forced completely to the ground, another officer hits her twice with his shield.
— Galileo Cheng (@galileocheng) June 12, 2019
Many in Hong Kong have accused police of going too far in their clashes with protesters, firing tear gas and even rubber bullets into the crowds. Police chief Stephen Lo has defended the actions of his officers, calling the skirmishes a “riot situation” where some demonstrators used sharpened iron bars and bricks.