14-YEAR-OLD BOY SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER DURING PROTESTS IN HONG KONG




İrem UZUN -TDO- A 14-year-old boy has allegedly been shot by a police officer as protests continue to rage in Hong Kong, according to local media reports.The boy is believed to have suffered a wound to the leg following the incidentand is receiving medical treatment in hospital. He is reported to be in a serious condition.In a statement the police added: "“The officer fell to the ground, he fired one shot as his life was under serious threat”.

It follows the latest round of public action in the semi-autonomous Chinese state, with tensions flaring up over the introduction of a new law banning the wearing of masks in public spaces.Ministers said the law would make it easier to identify and prosecute those taking part in the sorts of violent protests that have plagued the city since the unrest began in June. All subway operations have been suspended in the city after protesters set fires and broke windows at several stations.