On 4 November, during the clashes in Tseung Kwan O in the early morning, the riot police fired tear gas in Sheung Tak Estate. During the period, a 22-year-old HKUST Chow was fell from the parking lot on the third floor to the second floor platform. The police was accused of having blocked the ambulance and delayed the rescue and more evidence is needed to clear public doubts.
A university student reporter said that after the police fired tear gas on that night, and 3 ambulances were seen. “A bunch of policemen were blocking access.”
Some suggested that Chow jumped to avoid tear gas. Some netizens questioned that the external wall of the third floor was about 1.18 meters high and Chow did not accidentally fall, and to avoid tear gas, he could choose other ways, and even questioned whether he was coerced or thrown down. The police last night denied that they have blocked the ambulance or pushed the victim.
Senior ambulanceman Wat Ki-on said on a radio program this morning that he believed that the fire department control room had a complete communications record and the situation would be clear after investigation.
In addition, the police last night pointed out that the victim fell between 0:45 am and 1 am. At least 5 tear gas rounds were fired at the parking lot, but according to NOW TV News and Cable News, the police also advanced at 0:58 am and tear gas rounds were fired on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the parking lot. Legislator of Civic Party Tam Man-ho, believes that the police absolutely need to explain the truth to the public under serious contradictions.
At 5 pm today, more than 2,000 students and faculty members held a rally on the campus of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for a dialogue session with the university president to protest against the police brutality while a student was seriously injured. They asked the president to condemn the police and fully support the arrested students. The principal responded by condemning all violence. Some students raised the “Give Us the Truth” and ” President: Have you tried your best to find out the truth?”