At least 13 people were sent to hospital after violent unrest broke out across Hong Kong.
Police fired live bullets as anti-government protesters caused major disruptions to transport networks in a bid to enforce a general strike. Officers wounded at least one man, said to be a 21-year-old student. He is in critical condition. According to AFP, a second protester may have been hit.
In a separate incident, a man was reportedly set alight after engaging in a tense argument with a group of youths. Local media said his condition was also critical.
Two petrol bombs were meanwhile thrown into a commuter train as passengers were boarding, the subway operator said. Miraculously, nobody was injured.