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Hong Kong police enter ransacked campus after protest siege

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:37 PM

Riot police in tactical gear gather hundreds of discarded petrol bombs and bottles of chemicals that had been looted from the university laboratories, as well as archery bows

POLICE IN POLY U. Hong Kong Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD) personnel search for explosives and chemicals at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 28, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong police plan to enter ransacked campus on November 28

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:53 PM

The announcement comes as university leaders called for police to lift their siege given the sprawling facility appeared to be deserted

SEARCHING FOR PROTESTERS. A team including Poly U management, security guards, councilors and the Hong Kong Red Cross walk through a canteen kitchen in search of any remaining protesters hiding at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 26, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

WATCH: Protesters hold out at Hong Kong PolyU

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Resistance continues in this part of the city despite the arrest of some protesters

WATCH: Hong Kong PolyU chaos spills into Kowloon district

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Protesters pushed the police back from different angles, with a barrage of Molotov cocktails and projectiles as their weapons

Sewer campus escape bid by Hong Kong protesters ends in arrest

Nov 21, 2019 - 7:25 AM

Dozens of diehard pro-democracy protesters are believed to still be inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, running out of supplies and options to avoid the police cordon around the campus

An anti-government protester uses a blanket as he walks to ambulances outside the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) after being barricaded inside for days, in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 20, 2019. Dozens of pro-democracy protesters remained holed up inside the besieged Hong Kong university campus for a fourth straight day on November 20 as supporters took up online calls to disrupt the city’s train network in a bid to distract police. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Diehards hold out at Hong Kong campus as foreign pressure rises

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:19 PM

The standoff between demonstrators and police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University ripples overseas, with the UN's human rights office urging a peaceful resolution

NEEDING WARMTH. Protesters covered with blankets and thermal blankets are helped out from the campus by medics inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University after being barricaded inside for days in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 20, 2019. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Hong Kong university protesters defy surrender warnings

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Fearing arrest or being shot at by police, a dwindling number of protesters remain huddle inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University as night fell

SUPPORT. People hold placards and mobile phones as they gather to pray for the students who are barricaded inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Salisbury garden in Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on November 19, 2019. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Hong Kong university protesters defy surrender warnings

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:29 AM

(UPDATED) The stand-off is the most intense and prolonged of Hong Kong's pro-democracy crisis, which has seen millions take to the streets since June to voice anger at China eroding the territory's freedoms

ESCAPE. A protester lowers himself down a rope from a bridge to a highway, to escape from Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus and from police, in Hung Hom district in Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Fire holds off Hong Kong police at protest campus

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) Police declare the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus a 'riot' scene – rioting is punishable by up to 10 years in jail – and blocked exits

FIRE. Anti-government protesters start a large fire in a staircase at the main entrance that leads into the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Hong Kong police officer hit by arrow as protesters dig in at campus

Nov 17, 2019 - 1:42 PM

(4th UPDATE) Demonstrators vow online to continue their 'Blossom Everywhere' campaign of blockades and vandalism across the semi-autonomous financial hub

ON CAMPUS. A protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by police at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on November 17, 2019. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP