Hong Kong: reporter blinded covering protests on her bid to sue police
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Police cannot shoot people ‘because they are panicked or angry’, says Veby Mega Indah

In late September, the journalist Veby Mega Indah stood on a footbridge in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district documenting another day of clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police. The demonstrators, crouched under umbrellas, inched forward toward police firing and retreating down a set of stairs toward the street.

A journalist of 13 years, trained to work in hostile environments, she stood to the...

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