The shooting incident occurred on Monday morning as police drew weapons at various locations across Hong Kong while protesters barricaded roads and disrupted train services ahead of a general strike. Video footage taken by a bystander shows a man in a green shirt arguing with pro-Hong Kong demonstrators - an exchange that seems to be winding down when the man starts to walk away.
A spokesperson for the Hospital Authority said a man with burns had been admitted to Prince Wales Hospital, the closest hospital to Ma On Shan.
The man set on fire around midday was in critical condition in a city hospital. One of the protesters crumpled to the ground after being shot at point-blank range, and appeared conscious afterward. "However, the protester did not stop attempting to snatch the revolver", Chief Superintendent John Tse said at a press conference.
"If there is still any wishful thinking that by escalating violence, [that] the Hong Kong SAR government will yield to pressure to satisfy their so-called political demands, I am making this statement clear and loud here: That will not happen", she said, adding that violence was not the solution to the problems facing Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's leader says her administration will "spare no effort" in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months.
"He's in critical condition", the spokesperson said.
Police later confirmed that the officer has been suspended from active duty and the incident is under investigation.
The inability to implement Article 23 - the section of Hong Kong's Basic Law requiring legislation prohibiting treason and subversion against the Chinese government - and its failure to set up units to follow through were the main reasons separatist movements are on the rise, Zhang said. "Everyone is [a] loser".
"We appeal to radical protesters to be calm and rational".
The video captures the moment a Hong Kong policeman holds onto one protester and shoots a second protester, who was later hospitalised.
Stand offs also sprung up at numerous universities across the city including Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Another video shows riot police kneeling on the protester who was hit in the abdomen and turning him over and trying to pick up his limp body.
Policeman cordon off the site where pro-democracy protesters were shot by a policeman in Hong Kong. The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University said they were canceling classes today. He died on Friday from head injuries after falling from a parking garage where police had fired tear gas.
Police fired tear gas and deployed a water cannon in various parts of the city on Monday and charged onto the campus of Chinese University, where students were protesting.
Anson Yip, a 36-year-old Sai Wan Ho resident, said protesters were throwing rubbish to create a road block when police ran to the scene.
Protesters vandalise a shopping mall during an anti-government demonstration in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, China, November 10, 2019.
Stocks tumbled on Monday as clashes grew increasingly tense.
Riot police fired tear gas into a crowd that included protesters and office workers which then sent them running for cover into high-end shopping centers.
The protests intensified throughout the city over the weekend in response to the death Friday of a student who was injured earlier near a recent clash between police and protesters.
The government issued a statement on Monday saying that online rumors that it would "announce the suspension of work, classes and the stock market under the Emergency Regulations Ordinance", the colonial-era law that gives the government sweeping powers and was used to introduce the anti-mask law on October 4, were "absolutely not true".
Hong Kong police officials denied reports that officers had chased and pushed the student.