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'We do not tolerate violence from police' - Hong Kong's eye-patch protesters

Reuters HONG KONG Aug 14, 2019, 11.50 AM (IST)

Hong Kong protesters and medics on Tuesday wore bloodied eye-patches at Hong Kong airport in solidarity with a young protester who was injured in her right eye during a violent police crackdown over the weekend. Protesters occupying the airport held signs illustrating with images of the incident whilst wearing red-stained bandages over their eyes. Ten weeks of increasingly violent protests have roiled the Asian financial hub as thousands chafe at a perceived erosion of freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule. The protests began as opposition to a now-suspended bill that would have allowed suspects' extradition to mainland China, but have swelled into wider calls for democracy.