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Hong Kong protest: police fire rounds of tear gas at protesters trying to leave campus – live

Hong Kong protest: police fire rounds of tear gas at

Police pulled back after attempted dawn raid on Polytechnic University was met with fireFull story: Police attempt to storm university after battle with protesters
3.55am GMT Hong Kong police have released a statement, calling on protesters to leave the campus via a specific route: the top level of Cheong Wan Road South Bridge.Earlier, protesters had attempted to leave, but had been driven back in by multiple rounds of tear gas. To ensure public safety, the Police appeal to everyone inside the Polytechnic University to drop their weapons and dangerous items, remove their gas masks and leave via the top level of Cheong Wan Road South Bridge in an orderly manner.After repeated warnings were ignored, Police officers dispersed the rioters with tear gas, the minimum force necessary. The rioters are hereby warned to stop their unlawful acts. 3.48am GMT Over the past two hours, attention has turned to the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui – outside Poly U – where over a hundred people have been arrested and detained in public.As those inside the campus continue their standoff with police, dozens of people outside, who have variously been trying to reach the university, provide support or ask police to lift the siege, have been arrested.
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Publish date : 2019-11-18 03:55:39

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