Alvin Yeung says death will add fuel to the fireLocal | 8 Nov 2019 2:13 pm
While some demonstrators in Hong Kong have committed suicide during the prolonged period of protests, nobody has been confirmed dead as a direct result of a clash between police and demonstrators.
Anger over police tactics -- and injured protesters -- has been a major focus of recent rallies.
“Considering it’s the first death that’s happened at a police-people confrontation scene, it will certainly add fuel to the already strong fire of anger -- particularly when people generally have absolutely no trust in the system, and the police,” said Alvin Yeung, a pro-democracy lawmaker.
Chow Tsz-lok, 22, suffered a brain injury after falling early Monday as police carried out a dispersal operation nearby using tear gas.