Hong Kong university campus torn apart by deadly street battles

Around a hundred exhausted, bedraggled young men and women are hunkered down in Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University, the scene of pitched battles between police and activists. (Subscribe:

Inside we found exhausted teenagers, stranded and desperate, worried as much about being arrested by police as by their parents’ reaction. Some of the protestors were ditching their distinctive black clothes, the uniform of the protest, to try and make a run for it. Others stay put, wanting to fight until the bitter end.

Tonight tension has flared up all around the city as other protesters try to distract police, hoping to give the stranded students a chance to break out.

More mass protests may be on the horizon too, as rumours swirl that, after months of chaos, the government is going to cancel this weekend’s election.

Distressing images.


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