tensions come to a head in Hong Kong

Riot police officers clashed with protesters near the Wong Tai Sin subway station in Hong Kong on Tuesday.  Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

Tensions come to a head in Hong Kong

The point-blank police shooting of a protester in Hong Kong on Tuesday was a turning point in the monthslong demonstrations against Chinese rule.
Our video analyzes how it happened, and looks at the question of whether the officer sufficiently warned the crowd that he was going to shoot.
In China: It was a stark contrast to the scene in Beijing, where an elaborate parade intended to portray China’s military might moved to the global back burner. President Xi Jinping probably wasn’t happy.

Context: It’s been 115 days since the protests began. Here’s how the movement evolved.