Hong Kong Police Shot a Protester at Point-Blank Range, Here's What Happened | Visual Investigations


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  • Garrett B NCR
    Garrett B NCR  1 hours back

    The Rioters you call protesters are under threat of an authoritarian system and want to be freed and have been pushed to violence but I do not agree with beating a man mercilessly. Though many HK police do it to rioters/protesters, they should not stoop to HK police standards of signaling out and attacking people. But of course this is their freedom they're fighting for so I cannot judge too harshly.

    • Schwert Wang
      Schwert Wang  3 hours back

      Support HK polices, good shot

      • Platinum_Panzer
        Platinum_Panzer  7 hours back

        Don't really see the problem. Violence begets violence. Once you start trying to harm people, don't be surprised when you get harmed.

        • FilthyMcDumpin'Clips
          FilthyMcDumpin'Clips  2 days back

          he doesnt warn them? what do you think running around pointing a live handgun is?

          • Fang Jie
            Fang Jie  2 days back

            Wow, amazed at how the New York Times can spin footage like this to police violence. If this is in U.S., all those attackers will be dead, and the police who shoot them will walk away with a pat on the shoulder.

            • Tomas Lau
              Tomas Lau  1 days back

              @11111110 in your mentioned protests, any action attack police like this one?

            • 11111110
              11111110  1 days back

              There's dozens of protests in the US in the past year alone, there wasn't a shooting at any of them

          • Leader Rumination
            Leader Rumination  2 days back

            NYT:Ahhhhhh what a scary dictatorship violence CCP revolver!
            U.S cop's glock: am i joke to you?

            • bigdaddy_MCLOVIN
              bigdaddy_MCLOVIN  2 days back

              What’s worse giving the privilege of buying guns to Americans or these so called “protestors”.

              • Aman Sidhu
                Aman Sidhu  2 days back

                Everything is legal when it would stand against power..power is evil

                • Sir Erkel
                  Sir Erkel  2 days back

                  For all y’all saying that American police would do the same thing, I’d like to inform you that American police for many years now have adopted a defensive strategy when it comes to riots. Because they aren’t aggressive like the HK police, and they usually are separating two opposing groups that are fighting each other, an American officer would never be separated like that.

                  • Miriam Perkins
                    Miriam Perkins  3 days back

                    I think violence with the protestors may be staged, or rent a protester. I remember hearing about the same thing in the Bahrani revolution, done simply to make the protesters look bad.

                    • Thomas Hitler TheDankRoaster420

                      Finally, thats what police should do in any violent protest

                      • Joshua Hogue
                        Joshua Hogue  3 days back

                        A rubber bullet wont stop someone from stinging a meatal rod

                        • tai man chan
                          tai man chan  3 days back


                          • Sideshow 44
                            Sideshow 44  3 days back

                            Lets cut out the bit where the cops give him first aid...

                            • Red Hood
                              Red Hood  3 days back

                              A Cop wont shot if they dont chase the cops

                              • smssrvc
                                smssrvc  3 days back

                                I could have shot 5 fleeing Rioters on their butt if I am the Police.
                                And if rubber bullets, I would aim to the head.
                                Lucky protesters, the Police are from Hong Kong.

                                • Lee
                                  Lee  3 days back

                                  I think if this happens in the US, the rioters, not protesters as used by the reporter, have long been shot not only once but rounds. The worst thing is this reporter is so ignorant and knows nothing about gun using by the US police when they run into this kind of situation happened in Hong Kong. Or maybe she knows but quote something else deliberately in order to bias TV viewers. American politicians and media are well known for double standard.

                                  • Mango
                                    Mango  3 days back

                                    The New York Times is a joke bringing up the U.N standards.

                                    • Pak Kodi duuududu
                                      Pak Kodi duuududu  3 days back

                                      Police defend theirself

                                      • B T
                                        B T  3 days back

                                        I support freedom of Hong Kong but this is a pretty clear case of self defense. Don't swing hammers if you cant take the a hit.

                                        • Victor Morales-Lopez
                                          Victor Morales-Lopez  3 days back

                                          The protesters had it coming

                                          • Nicrabbit
                                            Nicrabbit  4 days back

                                            The police is rude

                                            • Alex Zheng
                                              Alex Zheng  4 days back

                                              IS THERE A F#KING WAY TO REPORT A VIDEO THAT HAS FALSE CLAIMS

                                              • Hildebeast Clinton
                                                Hildebeast Clinton  4 days back

                                                America should trade all of its Antifa Pro-Communist protesters for the Pro-Democracy Protesters in China.

                                                • Dingish
                                                  Dingish  4 days back

                                                  Hkers wont revolt arab spring style.

                                                  • Lynn
                                                    Lynn  4 days back

                                                    I support the hong kongers!

                                                    • Rayray
                                                      Rayray  4 days back

                                                      Hate to say it but that appears to be a legit shot. If your colleague is surrounded and beaten like that. Then one of them comes at you close range swinging. First instinct to use the revolver in hand rather than switch to the non-lethal ones seem rational.

                                                      • Rayray
                                                        Rayray  17 hours back

                                                        @11111110 ...some of them have hammers and wrenches. Even with body armor, you tell me if your life feel threatened if you're the one being surrounded and beaten like that. For the cop that opened fired, in that fast chaotic situation, I'd probably be hard pressed to tell if they're holding pipes or foam sticks. If your life or your colleague life is threatened, then it's rational to shoot. It's not a good situation to be in for anyone.

                                                        I love that HK people are standing up for themselves and protesting, but only peacefully. Unless they are strictly defending themselves when attacked by rogue cops or white-shirt "patriot" thugs, I don't agree with aggressively attacking police like this. Esp with the molotov cocktail at the end. It defeats the purpose of the protestors

                                                      • 11111110
                                                        11111110  1 days back

                                                        But the firearm is only to be used with the intent of killing someone when there's an imminent threat to one's life. None of the police's lives were at stake

                                                    • Nguyen Duc
                                                      Nguyen Duc  4 days back

                                                      1:35 i think he is trying to help him

                                                      • noeyesee1
                                                        noeyesee1  4 days back

                                                        HKGESTAPO POLICE IS THE RUNNING DOG OF THE CHINAZI CCP!
                                                        XINJIANG 2 millions civilians were deatained and being tortured!
                                                        Yet the WORLD STILLS LETTING CHINAZI CCP GET AWAY WITH THEIR CRIMES!

                                                      • Doris Pawmily
                                                        Doris Pawmily  4 days back

                                                        They attack with deadly blunt weapon dude and the policeman is alone, even police use handgun they use it necessary

                                                        • 11111110
                                                          11111110  1 days back

                                                          A PVC pipe is not deadly, especially not to police wearing riot gear

                                                      • kd1s
                                                        kd1s  4 days back

                                                        I can clearly see this is a revolution for Hong Kong and I wish them sovereignty from China.

                                                        • najib waziri
                                                          najib waziri  4 days back

                                                          we stand hong kong protester

                                                          • Muqing Shen
                                                            Muqing Shen  4 days back

                                                            Ah, the ol' "speed up footage of the rod connecting with the officer's arm to delegitimize his act of self defense" good one.

                                                            • Amanda PinkGelato
                                                              Amanda PinkGelato  4 days back

                                                              I'm not sure why the police don't just st and back. These people are desperate. This is turning into a war. They shoukd just stand back and let them wear themselves out.

                                                              • Treasures of Sin
                                                                Treasures of Sin  4 days back

                                                                Oh, parents of today, look after your ducking kids. This is totally parents fault!

                                                                • Banana_Cannon
                                                                  Banana_Cannon  4 days back

                                                                  so many CCP shills and wumaos in the comments lol, china will go bankrupt paying all these commentors

                                                                  • Splinter- Memes
                                                                    Splinter- Memes  2 days back

                                                                    Yes but i think swinging a hammer at someones face is considered assault?

                                                                • Autumn Leaves
                                                                  Autumn Leaves  5 days back

                                                                  For a moment I was wondering what game this is

                                                                  • charlie Q
                                                                    charlie Q  5 days back

                                                                    These so called Human rights group never admits Police or Soldiers as human. 90% Human rights group supports terror.

                                                                    • james le
                                                                      james le  5 days back

                                                                      Bring a hammer to USA and you got shot many times not once. Who’s wrong here ?

                                                                      • Endelig Gnist
                                                                        Endelig Gnist  5 days back

                                                                        The New York Times is biased against the Hong Kong police. Colour me surprised.

                                                                        Attacking a police with a metal rod, yet being surprised when you get shot. You want to get shot with non-lethal weapons? When don't you use a pool noodle instead of a metal rod?

                                                                        • Zhengfa DANG
                                                                          Zhengfa DANG  5 days back

                                                                          shame on the reporter!

                                                                          • iTelephone 8
                                                                            iTelephone 8  5 days back

                                                                            How on earth did I end up here listening to a granny trying to narrate? Aiya.......................

                                                                            • Dave Sun
                                                                              Dave Sun  5 days back

                                                                              This is not serious enough? Metal rod!!!!! Why attack an officer in the first place ?
                                                                              He fired 1 shot. In the US multiple shots. He didn’t fire at the runaway cowards.

                                                                              • Peng Chu
                                                                                Peng Chu  6 days back

                                                                                GOOD job, HK police. Keep fxxking the rioter/terrorist.

                                                                                • joe nix
                                                                                  joe nix  6 days back

                                                                                  oh oh according to un law you are illegal selling weapons to taiwan . and you are illegal the send cia to hk to rise a revolution

                                                                                  • ASHLEY _OO
                                                                                    ASHLEY _OO  6 days back

                                                                                    i love police

                                                                                    • EasyYog11
                                                                                      EasyYog11  6 days back

                                                                                      kneeling for the American Flag, dancing for the ccp. maybe should have worked harder on Citizenship, History, the Honor Roll, and a soul. Take your phones, sneakers and balls to China, and good luck to You.

                                                                                      • Dakinn NotLive
                                                                                        Dakinn NotLive  6 days back

                                                                                        what would you do if a group of 15 people would swing metal rods at you?