A student protester of a Hong Kong university who fell during protests over the weekend died on Friday is expected to spark fresh protest.
The first student who lost his life in months of anti-government demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city, this would possibly trigger a fresh unrest.
Chow Tsz-lok, 22, an undergraduate at the Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (UST), died of injuries he suffered on Monday while he fell from the third to the second floor of a car parking lot during a police dispersal operation.
His death is expected to spark fresh protests and cause further anger at police, who are already under pressure amid accusations of excessive force as the city grapples with its worst political crisis in decades.
Chow, who is an active netball and basketball player, had been pursuing a two-year undergraduate degree in computer science.
According to his friends that Cow’s, death came on graduation day for many students at his university, located in the picturesque clear Water Bay district at the Kowloon side of the harbor.
Hundreds of students, came in their black graduation gowns and many wearing now-banned face masks, held a silent gathering in the main piazza of the campus after receiving their degrees.