Hong Kong Police Surround Varsity's Campus, Violence Erupts
Protestors then barricaded themselves in the university and fought back with petrol bombs and other improvised weapons. Thousands of residents and protesters flocked overnight around the university.
The US has condemned the "unjustified use of force" in Hong Kong and called on Beijing to protect Hong Kong's freedom. Hong Kong protests began in early June against an extradition bill which would have allowed Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to mainland China for trial. The bill was ultimately withdrawn but the protests have turned into a pro-democracy movement. Watch the full report here:
Video: This #HongKongProtest clip circulated online shows an *extraordinary* ‘human chain’ along Nathan Road in Kowloon, passing on emergency supplies that they hope would somehow reach the hundreds of students trapped inside #PolyU, or at least protesters nearby #HongKong #香港 pic.twitter.com/4OTj3YexC6— Carmen Ng 吳嘉文 (@Carmen_NgKaMan) November 18, 2019
Violence escalates as #HongKongPolice surrounds & attempts to storm a #PolytechnicUniversity campus, using water cannon & tear gas. Protestors responded with bow & arrow, petrol bombs & other improvised weapons @arushipundir1 #HongKongProtesters pic.twitter.com/QTrLCtDX4V— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) November 18, 2019