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Hong Kong student's death sparks protests and vigils

Chow died after fall during clash with police, marking first direct fatality from the unrest

Students hold images of Chow Tsz-Lok during a ceremony to pay tribute to him at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on Nov. 8.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- A university student in Hong Kong on Friday was pronounced dead from injuries he suffered after a fall during anti-government demonstrations. This marks the first fatality stemming from direct clashes between police and protesters.

After the news broke out, hundreds of people gathered in the city's financial district to mourn for the student during the lunch hour. Online posters are calling on people to join vigils in more than 20 locations across Hong Kong at 8 p.m.

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