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Police trap 800 students inside Hong Kong university and threaten to shoot over unrest

One year ago   |   By The Mirror

Students remain trapped in Polytechnic University in Hong Kong and police have warned they'll use live ammunition if anyone continues to protest in a tense showdown
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Hong Kong prostesters forced to remain in occupied university - video

Hong Kong prostesters forced to remain in occupied university - video

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have been trapped inside the Polytechnic University campus they have been occupying since last week. Despite a pledge from the university president that demonstrators could leave peacefully, those who tried to leave were forced back into the campus by teargas and water cannon Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university
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Hundreds Of Hong Kong Protesters Trapped Behind Barricades As Police Surround University

Hundreds Of Hong Kong Protesters Trapped Behind Barricades As Police Surround University

One year ago   |   By Huffington Post

Hong Kong police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to force back anti-government protesters trying to escape a university, in which hundreds of people are holed up with petrol bombs and homemade weapons amid fears of a bloody crackdown. Dozens of people attempted to flee the Polytechnic University campus on Monday after a night of chaos in the Chinese territory, during which a police officer was shot with a bow and arrow, major routes were blocked and a bridge set on fire. Protests have been raging in the former British colony for six months - at first in opposition to a highly...
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Violence breaks out in Hong Kong as police put university under siege

Violence breaks out in Hong Kong as police put university under siege

One year ago   |   By Metro

Violence has erupted at a university in Hong Kong during an all-night standoff between police and protesters
Protesters and police remain locked in a standoff that raged overnight in violent scenes similar to those that have plagued the city for months.
Officers fired tear gas at demonstrators during the all-night siege at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as the region's High Court ruled that a ban on masks and face-coverings was unconstitutional.
The ban, by Hong Kong's government, was aimed at protesters trying to hide their identity to avoid arrest.
For days, Hong Kong's protesters had...
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Monday briefing: Protesters under siege in Hong Kong standoff

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Students and activists trapped on campus after clashes with police... Boris Johnson targets business lobby as Arcuri questions continue... Labour to unveil immigration policy Good morning and welcome to the briefing. We're going to start with developments in Hong Kong overnight and then take a look at what we expect to see on the campaign trail today. The parties have rolled out some eye-catching election pledges. Our live coverage of the day's political news is up and running. Hundreds of protesters are believed to be trapped inside a university in Hong Kong this morning after the campus...
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Hong Kong police try to storm university building

Hong Kong police try to storm university building

One year ago   |   By The Week

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Rubber bullets and petrol bombs used during prolonged standoff
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Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:26am
Police in Hong Kong have used tear gas to drive back dozens of protesters trying to leave a university campus following a tense standoff.
Hundreds of activists have occupied Polytechnic University for days but many tried to leave after dawn this morning.
However, they quickly turned back as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. In a statement, the police said tear gas was fired because “a large group of masked rioters... suddenly charged at cordons”.
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Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Tear gas stops protesters escaping despite president of Polytechnic University assuring them of safe passage Hong Kong police have trapped up to 800 people inside a university in the city, firing tear gas at any protesters trying to escape the campus. Polytechnic University, a sprawling campus that has been occupied by protesters since last week, has become the site of the most prolonged and tense confrontation between police and demonstrators in more than five months of political unrest.
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