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A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester has come before the media to show bruises he says were sustained when he was beaten by police on Wednesday.

Showing the scrapes and bruises on his face and torso, Ken Tsang told reporters he is seeking legal advice for his ordeal.

“You should have seen the TV footage of a number of police officers brutally assaulting me while I was retained and entirely defenseless,” he said. “Prior to that, I had already been assaulted and was later assaulted yet again in the police station.”

Ken Tsang, a member of a local pro-democracy political party, is admitted at a hospital for a medical exam after sustaining injuries during a clash between protesters and police in an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong, Oct. 15, 2014.

Ken Tsang, a member of a local pro-democracy political party, is admitted at a hospital for a medical exam after sustaining injuries during a clash between protesters and police in an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong, Oct. 15, 2014.

Human rights groups are expressing outrage after several Hong Kong police were caught on camera beating Tsang, who was unarmed and handcuffed.

The incident happened Wednesday during a police attempt to clear demonstrators blocking an underpass on a key road near government headquarters.

Video footage by local television station TVB showed six plainclothes officers dragging a social worker into the darkened entrance of a building, where they repeatedly kicked and punched him for four minutes.

VOA

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