HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters died Friday in a rare fatality in five months of unrest, fueling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
The Hospital Authority said the 22-year-old male died Friday morning, but didn't provide further details. The government expressed "great sorrow and regret" over Chow Tsz-Lok's death and police said they will propose a public inquest.
Chants of "Hong Kong people, revenge" and "A blood debt must be paid in blood" rang out during multiple memorial events across the city at night as mourners demanded truth and justice over his death. Some called for a city-wide strike.