News on the spot pointed out that after the man’s right eye was hit by a piece of debris, it suddenly turned purple and swollen, and kept bleeding. He seemed to be in great pain. When the volunteer first aiders stopped his bleeding, the man kept saying, “I was just here talking to someone. I didn’t chant slogans. Why did I get shot?” He said that he did not understand why he was shot in the eye by the riot police and he felt that the riot police had deliberately shot in the head.
It was learnt that the man surnamed Tong, 53, who was injured by tear gas fragments in his right eye, was taken to the intensive care unit of Caritas Medical Centre.