FILE PHOTO: Flames are seen on a journalist after he was hit with a petroleum bomb throughout a protest in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China October 6, 2019, on this nonetheless picture obtained from a social media video. Angus Wong Chun Yiu/through REUTERS
HONG KONG (Reuters) – A journalist working with Hong Kong’s public broadcaster was recovering in hospital on Monday after he was hit by a petroleum bomb throughout weekend protests within the metropolis.
Flames briefly flared across the man’s head and neck as his helmet and plastic rain poncho caught fireplace throughout the incident on Sunday, Reuters photos confirmed.
The journalist was burned on a “small a part of his face” and was in hospital, a spokeswoman for Radio Tv Hong Kong (RTHK), the territory’s public broadcaster, mentioned.
“Now he’s high-quality,” she mentioned, declining to offer the reporter’s identify, however confirming that he was from Hong Kong.
Individuals close by ran to assist the person, who was hit by the system as he ran down a avenue the place protests had been taking place, as seen in footage obtained by Reuters. A witness informed Reuters that the system had been thrown by protesters.
The media employee, who was sporting a helmet marked Press, and a high-visibility yellow vest, had been concerned in a reside broadcast on the time, in line with the spokeswoman.
The incident occurred throughout the newest unrest in Hong Kong, with police firing tear gasoline and baton-charging crowds, whereas some demonstrators threw bricks and petrol bombs at police.
Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom; Enhancing by Karishma Singh, Robert Birsel