Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers detained or face arrest

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In one incident broadcast live on Now TV, an officer fired a tear gas canister from a moving police van at people who were heckling law enforcement from a pedestrian bridge in the district of Tsuen Wan.

The death sent tensions soaring once more in a city reeling from five months of political chaos.

China's top official overseeing Hong Kong affairs said Beijing will ensure only people loyal to it become the city's chief executive, damping hopes of pro-democracy activists.

"The atmosphere in Hong Kong is like a ticking bomb", added Lo Kin-hei, a local pro-democracy councillor and activist. But we won't give up.

Police have repeatedly denied any allegations of wrongdoing in relation to Chow's death. Police in a statement on November 8 denied those allegations and announced it would launch an investigation into Chow's death.

Alex Chow, a 22-year-old computer science undergraduate, was certified dead at 8.09am on Friday, Queen Elizabeth Hospital said.

The owner of parking structure released security camera footage earlier in the week that did not show the moment Chow fell but showed that there was no significant tear gas inside the parking structure and that there was no significant police presence inside the parking garage during the critical minutes when Chow reportedly fell.

At the parking garage in the Tseung Kwan O district, thousands waited in a long line to light candles and place white flowers and paper cranes at the spot where Chow fell.

But, the police say they are not to blame.

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A university student who suffered brain injury after he fell during clashes between police and protesters at the weekend died on Friday morning.

"The police did not hinder any fire services officers, ambulance responders or ambulance at all from taking the injured to leave the scene", a police spokeswoman said this week.

A police spokesman said an officer fired a warning shot in the sky after he was surrounded by protesters in one area.

The bill would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be transferred to the mainland for trial in courts controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

The victim was identified by local media as Chow Tsz-lok, a sophomore at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Johnny Lai, the student union interim president at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, told reporters at the hospital: "There needs to be an investigation into the truth". The ceremony was cut short, and black-clad masked students turned the stage into a memorial for Chow.

Some went on to vandalise facilities, including the outside of Shyy's residence. "We will be outraged if there is no acceptable explanation offered to us".

The lack of fully free elections - and especially the fact that the city's leader is appointed by a pro-Beijing committee - has fuelled years of protests that have culminated in the latest unrest.

Qiu Hong, deputy head of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), speaks at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, south China, Nov. 6, 2019. The movement has since expanded to include other demands, including direct elections for the city's leaders.

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