香港被瘫痪

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    香港城市大学的校长是明白人。
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    Several protesters have been arrested while trying to run from a Hong Kong university campus surrounded by police.

    Around 100 people tried to leave the Polytechnic University, but were met with tear gas and rubber bullets.

    In the past week, the campus has turned into a battleground as long-running anti-government protests become more violent.

    A small number managed to successfully leave the campus using rope ladders before being picked up by motorcycles.

    Hong Kong's Hospital Authority says 116 people have been injured and taken to hospital.

    The violence is some of the worst seen during months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The protests started over a controversial extradition bill, and have now evolved into broader anti-government demonstrations.

    China has warned that "no-one should underestimate [its] will to safeguard its sovereignty and Hong Kong's stability", and its ambassador to the UK said the central government would not sit back and watch if the situation became "uncontrollable".

    Hong Kong is a part of China, and the protests are, in part, about the fear that the special freedoms the territory enjoys as a former British colony are being eroded.

    Earlier, Hong Kong's High Court ruled that a ban on protesters wearing face masks was unconstitutional. The colonial-era emergency law was invoked in October, but protesters largely defied it.

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    Hong Kong's government said the weekend's events had "reduced the chance" of district elections being held on Sunday as planned, public broadcaster RTHK reports. Postponing or cancelling the vote could further inflame the protests.

    The UK has urged an "end to the violence and for all sides to engage in meaningful political dialogue" ahead of the elections.

    What is happening?
    Police are still besieging the university where several hundred protesters are thought to be trapped. Officers have ordered those inside to drop their weapons and surrender.

    A protester inside the university told the BBC supplies, including first aid equipment, were running low.

    Meanwhile, a fire broke out on campus and loud explosions were heard, according to the South China Morning Post.

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    PolyU has been occupied by protesters for several days. On Sunday night, police warned protesters they had until 22:00 (14:00 GMT) to leave the campus, saying they could use live ammunition if the attacks continued.

    On Sunday, the university said it had been "severely and extensively vandalised".

    A number of protesters left inside in the university have identified themselves as current students in media interviews but it is unclear exactly how many of them are, in fact, university students.

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    Tears and pride
    By Grace Tsoi, BBC News, Hong Kong

    Worried parents whose children were trapped inside the Polytechnic University were among the 200 protesters who joined a peaceful rally on Monday night in eastern Tsim Sha Tsui, a tourist area which is only 300 metres away from the besieged campus.

    Ms Ng - who only wanted to be identified by her last name - found out on Sunday night her son was among those trapped inside. "He's frightened because he has not faced any emergency situation on his own. She has been on the streets near the university since then.

    The teary-eyed mother is proud of her 18-year-old son despite the circumstances. "My son didn't cry. He's strong and likes to help others," she said. "I told my son that you did nothing wrong and you are an outstanding kid. I wouldn't blame you."

    She told him to stay inside the campus and wait for her to pick him up. Ms Ng said the government should bear the responsibility for the chaos in Hong Kong.

    "Our government is more and more reckless. It ignores the very lowly demands from the citizens!" she said. "I wasn't born in Hong Kong but I love Hong Kong so much! Hong Kong is a wonderful place but it has turned into such a state. It breaks my heart!"

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    How did we get here?
    Campuses remained relatively free of violence during the Hong Kong protests but, last week, the Chinese University of Hong Kong became a battleground.

    Police say protesters threw petrol bombs on a major road near the university in an effort to stop traffic. Officers attempted to reclaim the road, leading to major clashes.

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    A protester arrested while trying to leave the campus

    The university then cancelled all classes for the rest of the term. Days later, protesters at PolyU also tried to block access to a key tunnel near the university.

    Protests have also been held at other locations in Hong Kong.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-50455727
     
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    Hong Kong police have fought running battles with protesters trying to break a security cordon around a university in the city, firing teargas both at activists trying to escape the besieged campus and at crowds trying to reach it from outside.

    Police have said the demonstrators inside Polytechnic University had no option but to come out and surrender.

    The sprawling campus has been occupied by demonstrators since last week, and has become the focus of the most prolonged and tense confrontation between police and protesters in more than five months of unrest in the semi-autonomous city.

    Hundreds of protesters, including secondary school students, have been trapped inside for more than 24 hours, after clashes on Sunday during which protesters launched petrol bombs and shot arrows at police, who threatened to use live rounds.

    Police said they had allowed Red Cross volunteers into the university to ferry out injured protesters but said the rest had no option but to give themselves up. “Other than coming out to surrender, I don’t see, at the moment, there is a viable option for them,” Cheuk Hau-yip, regional commander of Kowloon West district, told a press conference, adding that police had the ability and resolve to end the standoff peacefully so protesters should not try their luck.

    Parents of some of the activists trapped inside the university gathered in front of police cordons on Monday night with signs that read “Save Our Kids”, while hundreds of other supporters poured into the streets around the campus to try to break the police blockade. Police used teargas and water cannon to keep them at bay.

    When a group of protesters tried to escape from the campus, police fired teargas and rubber bullets at exits, preventing them from leaving. When another group attempted to flee later on, hiding under umbrellas and shields made from scraps, officers fired further rounds of teargas and deployed a water cannon, engulfing the area in smoke. Several protesters were arrested.

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    The game of cat and mouse followed a night of mayhem in the Chinese-ruled city in which roads were blocked, a bridge was set on fire and a police officer was shot by a bow and arrow.

    Some protesters abseiled off a footbridge to a road below, where they were met by motorbike riders helping them flee. It was unclear whether they got away safely.

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    People have been hiding in buildings throughout the campus, said Seze Li, a 26-year-old protester from inside the university. “It’s a disaster. Everyone is running around, looking for exits. We heard the protesters [trying to break the siege] are coming. We are just waiting for them,” she said. Some people have escaped by climbing out of the building, she said, “but not everyone can do that”.

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    Democratic lawmaker Hui Chi-fung told Reuters: “The police might not storm the campus but it seems like they are trying to catch people as they attempt to run. It’s not optimistic now. They might all be arrested on campus. Lawmakers and school management are trying to liaise with the police but failed.”

    Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, posted a statement on her Facebook page about the crisis, her first remarks about it since it began almost 36 hours ago. Lam criticised the protesters for shooting arrows at police, as well as throwing bricks and petrol bombs. “Police have many times made appeals. Those inside the campus should listen to police without delay,” she said.

    Earlier, the university’s president, Jin-Guang Teng, had urged protesters to leave, saying the police had agreed to a ceasefire on the condition that protesters stopped their attacks but police then fired on demonstrators who tried to leave.

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    A screengrab from Google Maps showing road closures around Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University on Monday. Photograph: Google Maps

    By mid-afternoon local time, about 300 to 400 people were left in the university, according to Tang Siu Wa, 41, a volunteer on the campus. Asked what they planned to do, she said: “They are 20-year-old kids. They don’t have plans. Everyone is nervous.”

    Tang said the group was exhausted and faced dwindling supplies. Some peaceful protesters wanted to leave and others wanted to stay, she added. “People are getting tired but they don’t want to surrender.”

    Journalists have not been allowed near the university.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...800-trapped-as-police-lay-siege-to-university
     
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    香港多所大學成為反送中示威遭到警方攻破只剩理工大學學生示威者頑強抵抗,警方派遣大量兵力以及輜重攻防配備欲求平定。中國官方媒體呼籲允許港警有權實彈鎮壓,前香港警協官員也公開要求港警擁有權力步槍實彈制暴。國際社會警告如果槍彈鎮壓理工大示威,將造成世界校園死傷最多慘案。香港警方採取鐵通圍城戰術,只逮捕走出校門學生,自動繳械示威者也一律抓捕。

    據中央社今天報道,港警只圍不攻,理大內示威者離開即拘捕。香港反送中示威者與警方在理工大學的對峙持續進行,港警在校區外500公尺處設防線,除記者和能證明在校內有校務或工作的理大師生外,凡從校園離開者均會以涉“參與暴動罪”被捕。

    香港理工大學18日成為反送中主戰場,警方封鎖周圍500公尺,漆鹹道和金馬倫道周圍爆發衝突。外圍有示威者想進入理大支援,防暴警察多次放催淚彈阻止。

    該報道說,反送中示威者與警方的衝突已持續一天一夜。警方從今天早上開始,將理大包圍並校區外約500公尺處設防線,禁止其他示威者及人員進入。中央社記者下午約1時50分曾試圖進入理大,未能成功。

    另外,有部分高呼“救理大,救學生”的示威者,試圖從漆鹹道南向北前往理大,遭防暴警察多次施放催淚彈阻止。下午1時55分左右,警方在漆鹹道南和金馬倫道驅散人群,並至少拘捕3名示威者。

    報道引據香港01消息,理大校園內現約有700名示威者,他們從今早開始幾度欲離開校園失敗。警方呼籲理大校園內示威者放下武器等物品、脫下防毒面具,有序地朝暢運道南橋的馬路橋面離開,過程中必須聽從警方指示分批進行,勿衝擊警方防線。但有消息傳出,即便示威者應警方呼籲自願離開校園,仍會被以涉“參與暴動罪”拘捕。有熟悉刑偵的人士稱,自願離開校園的被捕者會記錄在案,一旦被控,自願離開可成為求情及判刑較輕的理由。

    http://www.rfi.fr/tw/中國/20191118-全球警告不得血洗-港警圍城理工大使招出一個抓一個
     
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    香港警察不是吃素的。
     
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    香港特約記者 甄樹基

    一個在港居住已有10年但自稱認同香港的港漂,在一篇刊登於端傳媒的自述文章中,對香港經過反送中運動之後的未來感到悲觀,因為“香港很多年輕人還是想得太單純,就是想要回以前那個香港。但是歷史中就是會出現很多強權的意識形態操控,你需要面對”。這位在中文大學取得碩士學位,之後一直留港工作的“港漂”同時又剖白自己如何被“小粉紅”排斥在外的心路歷程,“他們(小粉紅)脆弱的自尊心受到深深的傷害的時候,情緒太不理智,沒法進行正常的交流”。

    在2008年來港讀碩士的這位港漂說,她認為這一年剛巧是中港關係的一個“分界點”,從那時到現在,發生了佔中、銅鑼灣書店這些事件,還有很多例如“光復上水(反水貨客)”、自由行、內地孕婦的事件。香港和內地的分離,“是一步一步加深的”。

    像銅鑼灣書店這樣的事,她說,內地人都習慣了,但對香港人來講,他們對自由的尺度是不一樣的,“自由這個東西,你有了就不想沒有”。

    她承認當初對2014年的佔中運動(雨傘運動)沒有太深的了解,但今天卻發現這次反修例運動,要從佔中開始講,它和佔中是連續的故事。她說:“我是在這次運動中再回顧香港這些年的事情,才發現香港真的是變化很大。所以我覺得是香港潛藏的一個炸藥桶在這個運動中爆發了,也是理所當然的事情。”

    很多建制派人士在沒有任何基本上的理據下,一概將這次運動與港獨畫上等號,但這位港漂並不認同。她說,她認為“香港人是不支持港獨的,而且也都知道這次運動不是一個港獨運動”。如果真的有港獨言論出現的話,頂多是一種情緒化的宣洩。是因為香港人太生氣了。如果這個事情能得到很好的處理,哪怕是現在,很多人的言論還是會變的,“不能從支不支持運動來判斷是否有港獨傾向”。

    她承認,她對香港認同的部分原因在於,“我自動地被我內地的、港漂的同學排斥了”。她說,這件事情每天都在發生的時候,你就需要去討論,你發現跟本土的香港人是可以討論的,不論是黃絲(反政府)還是藍絲(支持政府),哪怕是藍絲也都是可以討論的。但是和一些港漂,他不理這麼多,他根本不去跟你討論這些實際發生的事情,他就是說,香港是中國的一部分,很介意這些連儂牆上一些過激的言論,Facebook上罵大陸人滾出去啊什麼的,“他們脆弱的自尊心受到深深的傷害的時候,情緒太不理智,沒法進行正常的交流”。

    她說:“他們就會變成為祖國而戰了。但我覺得,香港也是祖國的一部分啊,你怎麼沒有一個作為香港市民的角度,為香港而戰呢?其實,他們早在別人喊出港獨口號之前已經把香港排斥在祖國之外了。”

    這位認同香港的港漂說,她突然發現她成少數人中的少數了,比如說721(元朗黑社會無差別打市民,警察忽然失蹤)的時候,“我們關注的都是元朗打人,因為對我來講,怎麼可能會有普通的市民被打呢?反而塗國徽這個,我根本沒有意識到這個嚴重性。第二天起來,大家全都為這個生氣了。他們有點‘小粉紅’,就是不講道理,每次拿國家主權去壓制別人”。

    她說,很多人(小粉紅)還是比較活在自己的那個圈子裡,看的新聞也都經常是微信文章啊,微博這些。她說,在內地生活,視角是很單一的。對政府甚至警察的理解,就是一個強勢或者弱勢的,你不會覺得他們這樣抓人會有特別大的問題。我反而是通過香港人的憤怒,再去了解,發現確實好像這是一種不對的行為。

    她說,內地的政府的功能還是一種父愛式的,他們天天都叫“中央”啊,好像把中央就當成一個爸爸,天天跟香港說什麼英美不是你親爹。我覺得香港從來就沒有覺得英美是親爹,甚至他們都沒有當政府是一個管制他們的,反而他們覺得政府和警察是服務市民的。這個前設不一樣,所以大家看東西的角度很不一樣。

    她說她本來是相信香港警察的,但有很多傳聞警察沒有好好澄清,消除大家的懷疑,結果只會帶動很多的情緒和質疑。例如831晚太子站警察亂打人的行為(傳聞有三人被打死),也蠻傷害我對他們的信任,但那時候我的理解是 就是警察的情緒失控了。我還是抱着“警察的體制是一個健康的狀態”去理解其中一部分人的失控,雖然對信任的傷害非常大。但是到後面這個浮屍(女泳手全身赤裸),就是另外一個問題了 他們是不是都在說假話呢?從上到下都是假的話,就會很可怕了。這個對香港的法治是一個很大的傷害。她說:“我很失望,因為警察沒有很好地去澄清這件事,而是相對草率地結案了。”

    她說,示威者勇武的暴力行為,是可以受到法律制裁的,不是通過道德上去抨擊別人而做到的。但政府呢,現在大家就不知道警察的這個暴力誰可以來處置。

    對於未來,這位港漂感到悲觀。她說,這次運動到現在,影響已經很明顯了 中國失去了整整一代香港年輕人。六四可能只是失掉了一批,但這次可是全部的香港年輕人。大家都沒有辦法改變年輕示威者的方向,就是因為沒有人給他們一條有效的路徑,沒有替換方案,只不過就是投降而已。

    這次運動到現在,影響已經很明顯了 中國失去了整整一代香港年輕人。六四可能只是失掉了一批,但這次可是全部的香港年輕人啊。我覺得對雙方都是很大的失去。拖的時間越久,結局就可能越恐怖。

    她在文章的結論中說,香港很多年輕人還是想得太單純,就是想要回以前那個香港。但是歷史中就是會出現很多強權,很多不同的意識形態的操控,你需要面對,或者說知道找不到你自己要的東西的時候,你該怎麼面對。

    http://www.rfi.fr/tw/港澳台/20191118-一個認同香港的港漂自述對未來悲觀青年除了投降別無選擇
     
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    斷水斷電,正好绝食抗议!与阵地共存亡,為了自由而战死,多么伟大和崇高,除了感动自己還剩下什麼?
     
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    不是。:D
     
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    “香港很多年輕人還是想得太單純,就是想要回以前那個香港”,回到以前,英国继续派港督?
     
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    在北京再次發出威脅之後,香港理工大學數十名示威者18日夜間冒險突圍,他們不顧危險,使用吊繩從高處滑下,然後被路上騎着摩托救援的市民接走。但是,在警方重圍和催淚彈攻擊下,大多人示威者仍身陷絕境。

    香港理工大學已經完全喪失了校園的模樣,像一座烈火焚燒的戰場,數百位反送中中堅人物身陷絕境,警察已經斷掉了他們所有可能的出路,實施全方位死圍,警方喊話,要他們眼中的“暴徒”“出來投降”,“出一個,抓一個”,在恐怖威脅達到極點的時候,一些示威者在白日突圍失敗的情況下,夜間使用吊繩從高處滑下。

    香港媒體報道,當地時間晚九時,上百名示威者準備衝擊警方防線,警方判斷示威者有意從正門突圍,用廣播威脅“可能會使用實彈”。半小時後,示威者卻從人行天橋使用吊繩,往下跳到漆鹹道北,往紅磡方向離去。但這一營救行動很快被警方發現。

    法新社報道說,這一捨命逃亡之所以發生,是香港警方現在已經發出威脅,面對示威者手中的“致命武器”,警方可以動用“實彈”射擊。在遭警方重圍情況下,試圖突圍的示威者使用燃燒彈汽油瓶和磚塊反擊。

    但是,現在無法了解清楚,在香港理工大學內部到底還有多少示威者,有一點是清楚的,逃出來的是極少數。


    理大學生“斷水斷食”

    一名受困的香港理工大學女生周一以英語錄音的視頻向外界求援,透過香港眾志秘書長黃之峰的臉書呼籲國際社會,救援陷入重圍的理大校內的學生們。她表示,學生們斷水斷食、無路可逃,且隨時面臨警方暴力威脅。

    視頻畫面顯示,這名女大學生戴着黑色球帽,全身全套防毒面具,她說,校內學生們已經沒有食物及飲水供應,已經無路可逃。而校外的警察卻在對學生們發射催淚彈,橡膠子彈,還企圖發射實彈。學生們幾乎沒有任何東西保護自己和對抗警方,手上只剩下防毒面具、護目鏡和雨傘。

    警方目前採取死圍理大,並使其與外界隔離的辦法。根據香港媒體報道,周一晚間,一些示威者試圖向理工大學靠近,警方出動裝甲車和催淚彈阻止。另有大批市民嘗試衝進校園,希望協助被圍學生離開,但在距離理大一公里地區,遭警方武力驅逐。

    警方從周日晚間起,已將理工大學周五所有路口團團包圍,只留一處出口,但必須要登記身份證,遭到警方嚴格盤查。

    警方已經使用最高級的威脅語言,警告“理工大學一帶的暴力行為已達暴亂程度,任何留守並協助暴徒的人都可能幹犯暴動罪。”警方甚至威脅支援抗議者的市民“亦有可能幹犯暴動罪”。

    理大學生校董李敖然表示,校內大部分救護人員已被警方拘捕,已無足夠資源處理傷者,他形容理大正面對反修例以來“最大的人道災難”。

    親北京人士進入校園斡旋

    在理大校園人士遭警方重圍,屢次突圍不成,警方威脅以涉嫌暴動最抓捕情況下,周一晚上,親北京的前立法會主席曾鈺成進入校園協調。

    前立法會主席曾鈺成、張達明等人進入理大,曾鈺成向在場人士解釋稱,不能保證他們不會被拘捕,但會保障他們不受暴力對待。張達明表示,已與警方有共識,只要校園人士不帶武器,安全離場不是問題。

    理大校長表示,按警方承諾,18歲以下學生可跟隨校長離場。

    北京威脅升級 國際社會嚴正關切

    駐港解放軍周末走出軍營,走上香港大街“清掃磚塊”,法新社報道,中國軍人如此出現及其稀罕,更增添了北京發動軍事干預的疑慮。

    中國駐英國大使劉曉明周一發言火上澆油,在觀察者看來,這無疑給上述疑慮增加可信性。劉曉明警告,如香港“局勢失控,中央政府當然不會袖手旁觀,我們有足夠的決心力量來平息亂局”。與北京當局緊密配合的『環球時報』總編胡錫進甚至公開呼籲屠殺,“呼籲授權香港警方使用步槍等火力更強的武器”對付示威者。

    北京與港府現在全力以赴,試圖把理工大學的學生、示威者統統稱之為“暴徒”,北京官媒『環球網』更是以威脅兼自得的語氣報道:港警再向理大內暴徒喊話,將以涉嫌暴動實施拘捕。

    美國國務卿蓬佩奧要求港府恢復香港平靜,他表示,美國不接受任何性質的暴力,但是香港政府負有不可推卸的恢復平靜的責任。英國外交部表示,英國嚴正關切警民雙方在香港的大學校園暴力相向,呼籲當局應提供一條安全通道與醫療援助,救助受困校園的人。歐盟周一也表示嚴重關切,歐盟理事會發言人表示,“我們看到一線急救人員與其他醫護人員試圖向受傷者提供協助時,遭到執法當局拘留的消息,這種現象使人極度關切。”

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    More than five months on, Hong Kong is still in the grips of a political crisis.

    Protests began in early June when the local government attempted to amend its extradition laws, which would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The proposed legislation was largely criticized as a pro-Beijing move indicative of the Chinese government’s growing influence over Hong Kong and a risk to the region’s independence.

    While the demonstrations started peacefully, resistance quickly escalated, even after the bill was withdrawn. The protests now centre on demands for broader democratic reforms and an independent investigation into police treatment of protesters.

    While there have been ebbs and flows in the size of the demonstrations, the movement hasn’t simmered down.

    Violence has grown, both among police seeking to control the situation and protesters unhappy with the use of force. Protesters have endured tear gas, rubber bullets and possible gang-related attacks and are now grappling with the death of a student who fell off a parking garage during a clash with police.

    The demonstrations have taken over the city’s financial district, key airport, major roadways and subway system. Now, it’s turned to university campuses.

    Protesters have staged a week-long standoff, occupying several campuses in Hong Kong.

    Polytechnic University in Kowloon has become the main battleground.

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    Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

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    A protester hides behind a shield during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

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    Members of the media run away from fire caused by Molotov cocktails during clashes between protesters and police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

    Protesters have hunkered down at the university and fortified the campus to keep police from getting in. In the process, they have blocked one of the city’s major arteries.

    The standoff took a new turn on Monday when Hong Kong police moved in. They used tear gas, water cannons and armoured vehicles against protesters barricaded in at the university.

    Black-clad protesters responded with petrol bombs and bricks.

    It’s considered the most intense violence and destruction the anti-government demonstrations have seen in some time.

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    A protester takes cover under an umbrella during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

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    Anti-government protesters throw Molotov cocktails towards police vehicles during clashes, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, on Nov. 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)

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    A police vehicle is hit by a Molotov cocktail as anti-government protesters clash with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, on Nov. 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

    Protesters who have tried to flee the campus and break police lines have been met with rubber bullets and walls of tear gas.

    Police have threatened the use of live rounds.

    Since the protests began in June, police say 4,491 people, aged from 11 to 83, have been arrested. Police arrested 154 people over the weekend.

    In a last-ditch attempt to avoid arrest and stop riot police from encroaching on the campus, protesters set fire to the entrance of the university.

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    A fire set by protesters burns at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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    Protesters attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

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    A protester attempts to extinguish a fire at the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

    China’s government has defended efforts by Hong Kong police, saying the protests are “no longer a simple, peaceful demonstration” and that they have “affected social order.”


    Police are calling on protesters still barricaded inside to surrender and face justice.

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    Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)

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    A riot police officer points a gun at protesters attempting to escape the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during clashes with police in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

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    Riot police are seen as protesters attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during clashes with police in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)

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    Anti-government demonstrators stand amid tear gas during clashes with police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China on Nov. 18, 2019. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

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    Protesters take cover with umbrellas from tear gas canisters in the Kowloon area of Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    — With files from the Associated Press and Reuters
     

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