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Hong Kong Police Officer Slashed in Neck as Violence Continues

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Here’s how protesters changed tactics, spreading across 18 Hong Kong districts on the 19th weekend of unrest.(Source: TicToc)
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A Hong Kong police officer was slashed in the neck by a protester as clashes continued following an escalation of violence earlier this month in demonstrations that began in June.

Demonstrators spread out across 18 districts on Sunday in scattered, pop-up protests to pressure the government to meet their remaining demands, including the right to choose and elect their own leaders. Police said the officer suffered a neck wound after being attacked with a “sharp-edged” object in a subway station. On Monday, police said the officer remained in hospital but was in stable condition.