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Hong Kong teen protester shot by police goes into exile, activist group says

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A Hong Kong teenager who was shot by police during last year’s protests and faced charges of rioting and assaulting police has gone into exile, according to an overseas activist group.

Tsang Chi-kin, 19, was set to appear in District Court on Tuesday afternoon on one count of rioting and two counts of assaulting police during the demonstration on October 1, 2019. The court issued a warrant for his arrest.

Tsang Chi-kin. Photo: Apple Daily.

On that day, Hong Kong witnessed citywide chaos as pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with police in numerous districts as they “mourned” the Chinese National Day. Tsang, who allegedly waved a rod at an officer in Tsuen Wan, was shot by a police live round at close range. The then-18-year-old was for a time in critical condition after the bullet pierced his left lung three centimetres from his heart.

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