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Hong Kong police deny responsibility for protester death

Sky News Australia logo Sky News Australia 8/11/2019 Sky News Australia

Police officers in Hong Kong are denying accusations they chased after a protester who fell to his death.

The 22-year-old fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during violent clashes with anti-government protesters.

Police are denying they're responsible for the death, arguing they weren't in the car park when the protester fell.

Officers have been accused of heavy-handed tactics, including the widespread use of tear gas and pepper spray since protests demanding democratic reforms started in June.

The cause of his fall is yet to be determined.

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