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Hong Kong police fire live round warning shot and use water cannon on protesters

Hong Kong police fire live round warning shot and use water cannon on protesters
The pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on Sunday was one of the most violent nights seen over the 12 weekends of turmoil there.Police used their strongest force yet with water cannons, tear gas and even a warning gunshot.For more one this and other news around world, let's turn to our Kim Da-mi.Da-mi, tell us more.Hong Kong police deployed water cannons and live ammunition a warning shot for the first time on Sunday.Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured onto the streets and clashed with police in the New Territories.Police accused the demonstrators of throwing bricks, which prompted them to fire tear gas and water cannons.A police officer fired at least one gunshot, almost for the first time in 3 months of protests.Police said an officer had fired into the air because he felt his life was threatened.It was unclear where the shot was aimed but it was fired toward the sky.On Saturday, a senior Hong Kong official hinted at mainland China possibly intervening militarily to quell the protests.Maria Tam, deputy director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee, said soldiers stationed close to Hong Kong are not straw men meant to just stay in the garrison, they are an important part of the 'one country, two systems.'The protests began in June over a controversial, but now-scrapped extradition law.The demonstrations now focus on greater democratic freedoms, including an inquiry into alleged police brutality.