I have been following the protests in Hong Kong eagerly, and I support their cause.
A recent event occurred where a protestor, who was attacking a cop with what looks like a steel bar, was shot by said cop. This is currently blowing up on the internet with the usual accusations of tyranny and violent behavior by the Hong Kong police.
See for example: https://www.reddit.com/r/HongKong/ or
I have seen several politicians tweet about this event too.
Why is this considered such a big deal? It seems to me logical that if you attack an armed police-officer with a steel bar, .... you're gonna get shot.
Here's a video of the event. https://streamable.com/2hei6
In fact, it is even clear from this video that the officer shot as a reaction to his arm being hit by the steel pipe.
Why is this considered such a big deal? Had it happened anywhere else in the world, it would've been completely acceptable behavior by the cop. So what is the difference when the cop happened to be a HK police officer?