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Hong Kong protests

International criticism mounts after protester is shot in Hong Kong

On China's National Day, anti-government demonstrations erupt across city

A Hong Kong protester appears to be shot in the chest by a police officer in this frame from a video on the Facebook page of HKUSU Campus TV, which said it was from the scene of a violent protest on Oct. 1. The Nikkei Asian Review was unable to confirm the veracity of the video. (Photo from HKUSU Campus TV/Kyodo)

HONG KONG -- Violence in Hong Kong escalated dramatically on Tuesday as a demonstrator was shot by police with a live round, marring Beijing's ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

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