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A media liaison officer was wounded in the leg with an arrow as violence once again flared in the Chinese territory.
Images showed the arrow embedded in the officer's leg outside the campus of the Polytechnic University (PolyU).
Months of anti-government protests have caused turmoil in the city.
Protests were triggered by a now-withdrawn plan to allow extradition to mainland China but have since expanded into wider demands for greater democracy and for investigations into the actions of police.
The government recently confirmed the city had entered its first recession for a decade.
Most recently, Hong Kong's university campuses have been the scenes of pitched battles between police and demonstrators.
On Sunday, riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon against protesters at the PolyU, who launched bricks and petrol bombs at them. Protesters took cover behind umbrellas on a footbridge and set light to debris there, causing a huge fire.
The blaze triggered a number of small explosions, witnesses said, and fire crews eventually moved in to douse the flames.
The officer was struck close to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Police have told students in the university campus that they must leave immediately. Dozens have reportedly been arrested but hundreds remain barricaded inside.
Pro-democracy lawmakers are trying to enter the campus to communicate with those inside, the South China Morning Post newspaper reports. There are fears of bloodshed should police move in to quell what they have now declared a riot.
A reporter with the Reuters news agency at the campus says there are "grave fears of a bloody showdown".
In a statement the university urged those occupying the campus to leave ..
"Universities are venues for advancing knowledge and nurturing talents. Universities are not battlegrounds for political disputes and should not be drawn into violent confrontations" it read.
A footbridge near the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was set alight
There have been heavy clashes on a bridge above the Cross Harbour tunnel, which links Kowloon and Hong Kong island.
A police truck on the bridge was set on fire and forced to retreat.
Protesters have been holding a bridge above the Cross Harbour tunnel
Protesters armed with bows and arrows have been seen on the PolyU campus
Police said the wounded officer had been on duty near the PolyU when he was hit by the arrow on Sunday afternoon.
"Such acts are life-threatening to everyone on the scene," a statement on Facebook said.
"The force strongly condemns the violent acts of rioters and is carrying out its dispersal and arrest actions now. We call on citizens not to head towards the PolyU area as the situation is sharply deteriorating."
On Saturday, Chinese soldiers in shorts and T-shirts took to the streets to help clean up debris and remove barricades. It was the first time since the protests erupted that Chinese soldiers, who very rarely leave their barracks in Hong Kong, had taken to the streets.
Protesters on Sunday set fire to bridges leading to Hong Kong Polytechnic University as they tried to keep police from advancing on their stronghold, while other demonstrators used bows and arrows from the barricaded campus.
There were flames on the length of a footbridge over the roadway entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, just south of the university. Police had shut access to the area and massed earlier in an apparent attempt to surround protesters. Some retreated inside the campus while others remained outside to deter any advance.
Another fire was set on a bridge over the toll booths for the tunnel. Protesters have blocked access to the tunnel for days and set fires in the toll booths.
Several protesters fired arrows from the rooftops of the university amid some of the most dramatic scenes in over five months of unrest in the Chinese-ruled city.
Police said a media liaison officer was hit in the leg by an arrow. He was taken to hospital for treatment. A metal ball hit another officer in the visor, but he was not wounded.
Protesters, concerned about the contents of blue liquid that police fired from water cannons, stripped down to their underwear before being hosed down by colleagues with fresh water.
An anti-government protester uses a bow during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Sunday. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters )
Police also fired tear gas to try to break up protesters on the artery of Nathan Road in the Kowloon district of Mong Kok, a frequent venue for unrest.
Huge fires had lit up the sky at the university in the heart of Kowloon district overnight as protesters hurled gasoline bombs, some by catapult, and police fired volleys of tear gas to draw them on to the open podium of the red-brick campus.
Water cannon and gasoline bombs
The clashes spread into Sunday evening, with protesters greeting each water cannon charge with gasoline bombs.
"Rioters continue to launch hard objects and petrol bombs with large catapults at police officers," police said in a statement. "The shooting range of such large catapults can reach up to 40 metres ... Police warn that the violent activities in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have escalated to rioting."
In the university courtyard, civil engineer Joris, 23, said he would be prepared to go to jail in his fight against the government. Those shooting arrows were protecting themselves, he said.
Protesters clash with police as police fire teargas at them at the Hong Kong Poytechnic University on Sunday. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
"The police violence has been over the top," he told Reuters. "The protesters have been reacting to the police. We haven't fought back as much as we could. I would be prepared for jail. We are fighting for Hong Kong."
Reuters correspondents heard a high-pitched wailing coming from at least one police vehicle, suggesting a new weapon in their crowd dispersal arsenal.
Chinese soldiers in a base close to the university were seen monitoring developments with binoculars, some dressed in riot gear with canisters on their chests.
Chinese soldiers dressed in shorts and T-shirts, some carrying red plastic buckets or brooms, emerged from their barracks on Saturday in a rare public appearance to help residents clear debris blocking key roads.
'We are not afraid'
Parts of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus looked more like a fortress with barricades and black-clad protesters manning the ramparts with improvised weapons-like bricks, crates of fire bombs, and bows and arrows at the ready.
"We are not afraid," said a year-three student Ah Long, who chose not to disclose his full name. "If we don't persist, we will fail. So why not (go) all in," he said.
A protester runs after throwing a molotov cocktail at the police outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP via Getty Images)
The campus is the last of five universities to remain occupied, with activists using it as a base to continue to block the city's central Cross-Harbour Tunnel.
The presence of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers on the streets, even to help clean up, could stoke further controversy over Hong Kong's autonomous status at a time many fear Beijing is tightening its grip on the city.
The Asian financial hub has been rocked by months of demonstrations, with many people angry at perceived Communist Party meddling in the former British colony, which was guaranteed its freedoms when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
Beijing denies interfering and has blamed the unrest on foreign influences.
Clashes between protesters and police have become increasingly violent, posing the gravest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.
Xi has said he is confident the Hong Kong government can resolve the crisis. Until Saturday, Chinese troops in the city had remained inside their base during the protests.
Chinese troops have appeared on Hong Kong's streets only once since 1997, to help clear up after a typhoon in 2018.
Pray for all.
Hong Kong (CNN) Protesters set fire to the entrance of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University early Monday in a last ditch attempt to stop riot police from entering, as the siege of the heavily fortified campus entered its second day.
The flames followed a night of violence as students hurled petrol bombs at Hong Kong police, who deployed water cannons and warned that if given no other choice they would use "live rounds."
Around 8 a.m. on Monday, dozens of protesters attempted to leave the university through the main entrance as police fired rounds of tear gas. CNN witnessed multiple protesters being led away by police on the roads leading from the campus.
The Hong Kong police force has yet to disclose how many people have been arrested in the almost 24-hour siege, and there are no clear numbers for those who have been injured.
As of Monday morning, several hundred protesters were thought to remain barricaded inside the university's main building.
Over the weekend, the site had been used to stockpile weapons, including bows and arrows, catapults and petrol bombs, though it was unclear how many weapons remained.
A police armored vehicle catches fire as protesters and police clash on a bridge at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Sunday night.
Earlier Monday morning, the president of the university's student union said in a statement posted to Facebook that "thousands" of students were still on the campus, some of whom were injured. "We have tried to communicate with school authorities, but we have not received any reply after more than two hours," the president Derek Liu said.
Liu accused riot police of storming the collegiate area of the university and carrying out "a massive arrest" of protesters. In a statement, police said claims that police "raided" the university were "totally false."
Images from the ground on Monday morning showed scenes of devastation around the campus, with debris and trash littering nearby streets.
Schools are closed across the city on Monday, extending a disruption that began last week. In a statement on Sunday, the government said the closures were "for the sake of safety."
A massive fire burns at the steps leading to Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as clashes continued to rage early Monday.
University 'widely damaged'
Polytechnic University is one of a number of university campuses used in the past week as a rallying point for Hong Kong's anti-government protest movement. But unlike other campuses, such as the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Polytechnic University sits in the center of the city, close to a number of major roads including a cross harbor tunnel.
It's in the Hung Hom district, just across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island, and is also less than 164 feet (50 meters) from a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) base.
Police attempted to clear the roads around Polytechnic University on Saturday night but were forced to back down after protesters started fires on the street and threw petrol bombs and bricks using catapults. Their hold on the high ground made it difficult for police vehicles to advance.
Earlier Sunday, a police media liaison officer was hit in the leg with an arrow during the skirmish and police fired water cannons at protesters in the streets.
"They showed total disregard for the safety of everyone at scene," police said in a statement Sunday, confirming they tried to disperse the group using tear gas.
A 23-year-old protester and Polytechnic University alumnus told CNN on Sunday he didn't have a plan and was just waiting to see how the police would react. "If we don't come out, no one will come out and protect our freedoms. Polytechnic University is my home," he said.
A protester reacts from tear gas fired by police at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Sunday afternoon.
Protesters on Sunday were using catapults to launch bricks and other hard objects at police lines from the university's balconies.
"Such attacks pose a grave threat to the safety of police officers, reporters and first aiders at the scene," said police in a statement, accusing protesters of firing petrol bombs and metal balls at their lines.
On Sunday, the management of Hong Kong Polytechnic University issued a statement saying "dangerous chemicals" had been stolen from laboratories and condemned the protesters' "illegal acts and violence" in the campus which has, they say, "been widely damaged."
"We understand that students care about the current social situation, however, they must be calm and rational when fighting for anything," the statement said. "Resorting to violence or other radical acts will not help solve the problem."
In a fiercely worded statement, the police labeled the group holding the university "rioters," a loaded term in Hong Kong's protests that could result in a heavy prison sentence.
Police launch water cannons and tear gas outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in an attempt to disperse protesters on Sunday.
In a statement Sunday evening, the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union and the university's Staff Association said they were "very worried" about the safety of students and bystanders.
"We call on both sides to exercise restraint and avoid the use of deadly weapons. The current stalemate is caused by a series of government decision-making mistakes and should be resolved responsibly," the statement said.
Six months of chaos
The protests in Hong Kong have now been raging for almost six months after they began in June over a controversial China extradition bill, which sparked huge marches across the city.
When the government suspended but didn't withdraw the bill, the movement's focus quickly expanded to focus on complaints of police brutality and wider calls for democracy.
The protests took a turn in early November after the protest-related death of a 22-year-old student, the first since the demonstrations began. Protesters began to fortify university campuses across the city, holding off police with weapons ranging from bows and arrows and petrol bombs.
With both the government and protesters refusing to back down, there is no immediate end in sight to the Hong Kong demonstrations.
Showing his dissatisfaction with the situation, Chinese President Xi Jinping made rare public comments on the demonstrations Thursday.
He said that "radical" protesters had trampled the city's rule of law and that "stopping the violence and restoring order" was Hong Kong's most "urgent task."
Protesters use a catapult to fire objects at police from inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Sunday.
It came just hours before a 70-year-old man, who was struck by a brick during clashes between protesters and their opponents, died of his injuries. Police blamed protesters for throwing the object that killed him.
For the first time since the start of the demonstrations in June, the PLA hit the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, but only to clear up barricades and debris.
Even that incursion was enough to spur pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong to push for an explanation from the city's government.
Chinese soldiers' efforts to clear roadblocks outside their barracks in Kowloon Tong was "purely a voluntary community activity initiated by themselves," the Hong Kong special administrative region government said in a statement to CNN.
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