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1. THREAD: Today, August 12, marks the single most violent day in more than two months of the Hong Kong protests as we see the police all across town acting completely out of their control. Below is a list of what happened — again, all within a SINGLE DAY.
2. Shooting a female protester in close distance, which hit her in the right eye and blinded her permanently, according to information from doctors.
3. Shooting a first-aider on the scene, causing him to faint. Other first-aiders had to hold up a large banner with words of warning to halt the attacks against them.
4. Framing protesters as aggressive and arresting them on much harsher charges, after putting weapons inside their bags the moment they were pressed against the wall or ground.
5. Firing at reporters, many of whom were filming scenes on the ground from footbridges far away.
6. Allowing thugs — many with ties to organized crime, based on experience from previous incidents — to attack protesters and even passersby indiscriminately.
7. Pressing protesters on the ground so hard that they sank into their own blood.
8. Firing multiple canisters of tear gas inside Kwai Fong MTR station, which violated the factory instructions of no usage indoors.
9. Arresting residents inside Tai Koo MTR station, during which one protester was kicked down an escalator and dozens were shot from less than one meter amid the chaos.
10. Impersonating protesters by wearing the same gear (yellow helmets, black masks, etc.) and then ambushing them on site just as uniformed cops arrived for mass arrests.
11. Beating and arresting Jocelyn Chau, a community organizer based in City Garden, North Point, who wore no gear and were merely live-streaming events.
12. These are all crimes against humanity. None are normal. More protocols have been broken than I could count. The international community must pay attention to this kind of police brutality in Hong Kong. THREAD ENDS.
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