Enraged protesters beat and kicked a taxi driver who had ploughed into a Hong Kong demonstration, as thousands marched amid clashes with police in the Asian financial hub. Pic: Screengrab From YouTube

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ENRAGED protesters beat and kicked a taxi driver who had ploughed into a Hong Kong demonstration, as thousands marched amid clashes with police in the Asian financial hub.

The unnamed taxi driver, who was trapped by the crowd, rammed his car into protesters and knocked them down, leaving at least two in need of medical care.

After the taxi smashed into a wall and came to a stop, protesters immediately circled the man's car and dragged him out on to the street, before beating him savagely.

It is not known why the taxi driver ploughed his vehicle into the crowd, although many claim the man was ‘pro-Beijing’.

Shocking footage shows masked protesters stamping on his face and kicking him during the struggle, while he lies helpless and unable to move.

First aid was eventually called and the man was treated on the scene, while other protesters cleared a circle around him to protect him.

Once police arrived at the site, demonstrators started throwing petrol bombs at them before running away, according to Stand News.

The man's taxi was destroyed by protesters who left all the windows smashed.

The ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong have seen pro-democracy protesters clash with police since March 31, this year. – Daily Mail