Hong Kong Polytechnic University to reopen to some staff and students, weeks after its descent into protest war zone
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University#PolyU ) was reopened after all the dangerous items and weapons were cleared. Police seized 3,989 petrol bombs, 1,339 items of explosives, 601 bottles of corrosive liquids and 573 weapons at the university campus.
For nearly two weeks, Hong Kong Polytechnic University became the site of a violent standoff between police and students. Officers had students trapped on the campus — and the students took the fight to the police.
Since spring, the demonstrations in Hong Kong have shifted from marches to street battles. But after a strike on Nov. 11, universities unexpectedly became the central battleground, culminating in a siege at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
@AntAFP VIDEO: The holdout at Hong Kong campus siege. In the final days of a police siege at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, a lone protester stalked the darkened corridors, determined to outlast the authorities waiting to arrest him https:/
Today’s main rally ended near Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University, where a 13-day siege by police had only just ended. Tear was fired by police this afternoon and some sporadic clashes are continuing into the evening. Will end these photos here.
A bloody fight has broken out between protesters and riot police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where upwards of several hundred student protesters have been barricaded inside for days.
Protesters are making a desperate attempt to escape from Hong Kong’s polytechnic university, facing off with riot police.
Pro-democracy protesters inside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University say they're 'terrified' history will repeat itself. Using the hashtag #Tiananmen2019 they are pleading for help, claiming they fear some people may die in the ongoing siege
NEW Correspondence "International humanitarian norms are violated in Hong Kong" Personal experience from a medical practitioner providing emergency care to injured protesters engaged in violent confrontation with police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Protests in Hong Kong have intensified with live bullets and explosions as police seek to end the standoff at Polytechnic University.