Police and protesters in Hong Kong have been locked in a spiraling cycle of violence since early June. A Reuters examination shows how the weapons and tactics of both sides have intensified as the tension has escalated.
Reuters | Published October 31, 2019
Reuters scrutinized hundreds of images of the protests, as well as dozens of police reports and video footage, and combined this research with reporting on the ground to document the weapons used by the police and protesters, and how the violence has escalated from day to day.
Police say they have fired over 6,000 tear gas rounds, around 2,400 rubber bullets, some 700 sponge grenades and over 500 bean bag rounds. Police have also fired live bullets on at least 11 occasions during the protests, injuring two people, a Reuters analysis shows.
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