Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. Almost people have been arrested in Hong Kong as demonstrators took to the streets to demonstrate against the postponement of legislative elections. A video of a year-old girl being tackled by Hong Kong police has sparked renewed outrage on social media, as pro-democracy protests spilled out across the city.
Outcry in Hong Kong After Police Tackle 12-Year-Old Girl
Video of year-old girl tackled by Hong Kong police sparks outrage | Taiwan News | /09/07
The footage shows the year-old girl walking in a shopping area in Hong Kong near a site where riot police officers were trying to stop demonstrators from gathering on Sunday. It shows the girl running as several officers approached her. A few officers gave chase, and one of them held her down while onlookers shouted in anger. The footage shot by local reporters quickly drew a flood of critical comments on social media. On Tuesday, teachers, psychologists and social workers circulated a petition demanding an apology from the authorities and a call for the officers involved to be investigated.
12-year-old girl tackled by police and hundreds arrested amid democracy protests in Hong Kong
Hong Kong's police force has defended the actions of officers who tackled a year-old girl to the ground in a shocking scene that was captured on video and quickly went viral. The girl was not taking part in the protest, but walking through the downtown Hong Kong area on a mission to buy art supplies when she encountered police in body armor. In video of the incident, she appears to get spooked by the police and try to hurry away, but she's chased by an officer and quickly tackled to the ground.
Twitter, Anthony Cheung photo year-old girl subdued by Hong Kong police with extreme force. Twitter, Anthony Cheung photo. As she tried to escape, an officer was seen charging into her and violently knocking her to the ground before four other officers rushed to pin her down. Despite public outrage over the incident, the Hong Kong police defended their actions in a statement Sunday night and said the girl had fled "in a suspicious manner.