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2019년 11월 11일 19시 54분 KST

'실탄에 맞아 중태' 분노한 홍콩이 '준전시 상태'로 치닫고 있다(18장의 사진)

불을 지르고 벽돌을 던지는 시위가 이어지고 있다

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A protester is detained in Central district of Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A Hong Kong protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

경찰이 쏜 실탄에 맞아 한 시위대가 중태에 빠졌다. 분노가 거리로 나왔다. 홍콩의 상황이 ‘준전시 상태’로까지 치닫고 있다.

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A protester is detained in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

11일 홍콩 시위에서 발생한 첫 사망자를 추모하는 집회에서 20대 시위 참가자가 경찰이 쏜 실탄을 맞아 중태에 빠지자 분노한 시위대가 시내 곳곳에서 불을 지르고 벽돌을 던지면서 도시 전체가 전쟁터로 변했다.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads in a day of spiraling violence fueled by demands for democratic reforms. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

AFP통신과 사우스차이나모닝포스트(SCMP) 등에 따르면 홍콩에서는 이날 아침부터 도심과 대학가를 중심으로 격렬한 시위가 이어지고 있다. 시위대가 던진 화염병에 대학 캠퍼스 안에서 큰 불이 나는가 하면, 한낮 시내 금융가에서 최루탄이 발포돼 지나가던 외국인이 머리를 맞아 피를 흘리는 일도 발생했다. 시위가 주말에만 질서있게 이뤄지는 일은 당분간 없을 것으로도 보인다.

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Protesters use obstacles and bricks to block a road in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads in a day of spiraling violence fueled by demands for democratic reforms. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

시위가 걷잡을 수 없을 정도로 격화되자 시내 중심가를 지나가는 주요 버스 노선과 지하철역 수십곳은 폐쇄됐다. 공항철도도 이날 오후 7시 이후에야 서비스를 재개할 예정이다.

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Protesters use a sling shot to launch a milk drink container towards riot police during protests in the Central district of Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads in a day of spiraling violence fueled by demands for democratic reforms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

레스토랑과 바가 몰려 있어 관광객들이 자주 찾는 란콰이퐁도 전쟁터를 방불케 하는 상황이다. 시위대는 란콰이퐁 역사에 불을 지르고 역 인근에 바리케이드를 설치했다. 이 지역에 위치한 중국은행 건물의 유리창은 모두 파손됐다.

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A protester approaches a gas canister deployed in Central district of Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

시위 희생자인 홍콩과기대생에 대한 연대 차원에서 이날 홍콩 주요 대학들도 동맹휴학에 나섰다. 홍콩과기대와 홍콩이공대는 예정된 모든 수업을 휴강했고, 홍콩 중문대, 침례대 등도 동맹휴학에 동참했다. 이날 낮 12시58분쯤 홍콩이공대에서는 시위대가 던진 화염병에 대형 화재가 발생하기도 했다. 다행히 불은 사상자 없이 30분 만에 꺼졌다.

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Protesters with umbrellas face off riot police in Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

이날 아침 진압 과정에서 홍콩 경찰이 쏜 실탄에 맞은 이는 현재 위독한 것으로 알려졌다. 이 남성은 병원으로 이송돼 몸에 박힌 총알을 제거했으나 오른쪽 신장과 간이 파열돼 현재 병원 중환자실에 입원해 있는 것으로 전해졌다. 경찰은 아무런 위협도 하지 않은 이에게 총을 쐈다.

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Riot police push a crowd to clear the area in Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

홍콩 시위의 주역인 조슈아 웡은 트위터를 통해 경찰의 실탄 발사에 대해 ”독단적인 학대자가 억압되지 않으면 그들이 이웃에서 무고한 젊은이들을 향해 총을 쏘는 것을 보고 나서야 우리는 그것을 깨닫게 될 수 있다”고 말했다.

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Passersby react to tear gas in Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

이번 시위를 이끌고 있는 데모시스트당의 나단 로(23) 역시 ”한 외국인이 오늘 점심시간 최루가스 통에 맞아 피를 흘렸다고 한다. 주요 금융회사가 몰려 있는 중심가에서 이런 일이 일어났다. 경찰이 이 도시를 파괴하고 있다”고 규탄의 목소리를 높였다.

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A crowd tries to take cover from pepper spray in Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

그러나 홍콩 경찰들은 시위대를 ‘바퀴벌레’라 지칭하며 폭력 진압을 정당화하고 있다. 지난 8일에는 한 경찰관이 시위 희생자에 대해 ”샴페인을 터뜨려 축하해야 한다”는 망언을 한 것으로 전해져 시위대의 분노를 사기도 했다. 만일 총상을 입은 시위대가 사망할 경우 시위는 더욱 격화될 것이 분명해 보인다.

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Protesters burn debris to block traffic in Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A Hong Kong protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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A protester, center, is detained in Central district of Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A Hong Kong protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Tear gas fills the streets of Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Police in Hong Kong have shot a protester as demonstrators blocked subway lines and roads during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Protesters burn debris to block a road in Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Police in Hong Kong shot a protester as demonstrators blocked subway lines and roads during the Monday morning commute. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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A protester is detained in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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A protestor kicks away a police teargas shell as they clash outside a shopping mall in Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Riot police officers clear up a road from barricade set up by protesters in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Police fired tear gas and protesters broke windows at a shopping mall Sunday in anti-government demonstrations across Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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Protesters use umbrellas to protect themselves as they face police teargas in Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)