HONG KONG: About 100 protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday as a police siege of the campus entered its third day.
Metropolis chief Carrie Lam mentioned 600 individuals had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, together with 200 who’re beneath 18 years previous.
Police have surrounded the university and are arresting anybody who leaves. Lam mentioned these beneath 18 wouldn’t be instantly arrested however might face prices later.
She mentioned that the opposite 400 who’ve left have been arrested.
Now in its fifth month, the Hong Kong protest motion has steadily intensified as native and Beijing authorities harden their positions and refuse to make concessions.
Universities have grow to be the newest battleground for the protesters, who used gasoline bombs and bows and arrows in their battle to maintain riot police backed by armored automobiles and water cannon out of two campuses in the previous week.


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