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World Hong Kong university campus turns into night-time battlefield

01:25  13 november  2019
01:25  13 november  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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HONG KONG , Nov 13- Police in Hong Kong battled pro-democracy protesters at several university campuses in sometimes savage clashes, as parts of Protests and road blockages ran late into the night in multiple districts including Mong Kok, Tin Shui Wai and Tai Po, where a truck was set on fire.

Hong Kong ’s anti-government unrest is now in its fifth month. Sparked by a now withdrawn extradition bill, the protests have since broadened into a radical push for greater political freedom. Many protesters also demand more autonomy from Beijing, or even secession from China, which resumed sovereignty

a lit up city at night: Riot police fire tear gas during clashes with students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.© AP Riot police fire tear gas during clashes with students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Beijing: The president of one of Hong Kong's most prestigious universities was hit with police tear gas as he attempted to negotiate for calm between police and students as a day of tense stand-offs on campus erupted into a battlefield at night.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong's president Rocky Tuan, who is a world-renowned biomedical scientist, was 50 metres from police as they opened fire with rubber bullets and tear gas and reportedly shouted at him it "isn't the time to negotiate".

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Professor Rocky Tuan, the president of the Chinese University of Hong Kond, centre, arrives to negotiate with students and police.© AP Professor Rocky Tuan, the president of the Chinese University of Hong Kond, centre, arrives to negotiate with students and police.

Multiple students were hit in an initial barrage at 7.30pm that lasted 10 minutes, Radio Television Hong Kong reported. But clashes between students and police continued for another three hours, turning a bridge on the outskirts of the campus into a battlefield.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters fought intense battles with riot police on a university campus and paralysed the city's upmarket business district The epicentre was the Chinese University of Hong Kong where the usually placid hillside grounds were turned into a battlefield for hours.

( HONG KONG ) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late- night standoff at a prominent university , as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn . Gasoline bombs and fires lit

a group of people on a baseball field: Students try to clear the tear gas canisters fired by riot police on the sports track during a confrontation in the Chinese University in Hong Kong.© AP Students try to clear the tear gas canisters fired by riot police on the sports track during a confrontation in the Chinese University in Hong Kong.

The university's pro vice chancellor Dennis Ng arrived wearing a gas mask and yellow helmet and shouted at police with a loud speaker to stop firing. Ng said he had struck a deal with the police commander for the barrage to stop, but police continued to fire.

Protesters were later shown being carried out on stretchers from the university gym where a makeshift medical centre was created.

Tuan had sought to negotiate a deal for the police to withdraw from the university campus in return for the university sending security guards to protect the bridge.

Protesters had thrown bricks and objects onto a highway below from the bridge, amid a general strike by protesters across Hong Kong designed to disrupt transport and traffic.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters fought intense battles with riot police on a university campus and paralysed the city's upmarket business district The epicentre was the Chinese University of Hong Kong where the usually placid hillside grounds were turned into a battlefield for hours.

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The students had demanded Tuan also call for the release of students arrested on campus earlier in the day, with at least one reported to be facing a charge of rioting which could mean up to 10 years in jail.

Tear gas had billowed across the university's sports grounds through the afternoon as riot police made repeated incursions into the campus.

Tuan had strode past the blazing wreck of a car towards police front lines to negotiate.Frontline police lost patience and opened fire.

Students with umbrellas continued to push forward against police lines on the bridge, throwing Molotov cocktails and throwing back police tear gas canisters.

Injured protesters were dragged back from the frontline by first aid workers. Fire engines arrived at the university to put out fires lit by protesters. The campus is up a hill and remote from the nearest town, Shatin.

a group of people riding on the back of an umbrella: Medical workers move an injured student following clashes with police at the Chinese University in Hong Kong.© AP Medical workers move an injured student following clashes with police at the Chinese University in Hong Kong.

The police water cannon arrived on the bridge at 10pm to repel protesters with high pressure sprays of blue dye.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters fought intense battles with riot police on a university campus and paralysed the city's upmarket business district Tuesday The epicentre was the Chinese University of Hong Kong where the usually placid hillside grounds were turned into a battlefield .

Protests in Hong Kong have reached new heights of violence, with bomb-throwing rioters seizing control of university campuses and pushing out police while authorities admit that the riot-ravaged city hangs by a thread. #HKPoliceTerrorists turn CUHK into a battlefield .

Shortly afterwards police issued a statement saying police and the school were "arranging a retreat to stop the stand-off. The police appeal to the protesters to stop charging".

By 10.30pm the university's former president, Joseph Sung, a prominent Hong Kong doctor, arrived in gas mask and goggles to talk to students and seek a truce. Sung told them three students arrested had been granted bail.

A group of academics from across Hong Kong's universities had earlier in the day decried the police incursions on to multiple university campuses on Tuesday, saying these were places where thousands of students lived and studied and were permitted to hold gatherings.

Fifty people were hospitalised on Tuesday. There were unconfirmed reports that injured students at the Chinese University could not reach hospitals.

One local politician estimated a thousand tear gas canisters had been fired at the campus by police.

Social media posts showed people on motorbikes and bicycles carrying supplies for the protesters up the hill to the campus after police had retreated.

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong was a city on edge on Monday following escalating violence, in which one Months of unrest have thrown the Chinese territory into its worst political crisis in decades, and if Monday On Monday night in Washington, the State Department spokeswoman, Morgan Ortagus

Fresh clashes broke out at the Chinese University of Hong Kong after nightfall on Tuesday as the school’s top management failed to broker a deal between protesters and police. After a lull in the afternoon, police fired tear gas shortly before 7:30pm at the No. 2 Bridge – a footbridge at the edge of

At a police press conference on Tuesday afternoon senior superintendent Kong Wong-Cheung had warned “Hong Kong’s rule of law has been pushed to the brink of total collapse” in recent days.

But a one-time rival to Carrie Lam for the Hong Kong chief executive position, former finance secretary John Tsang, said in a radio interview there needed to be an independent inquiry into the protests and how they were being policed to “find out the truth”.

Tsang said there was a power imbalance between the government and the protesters and the government needed to de-escalate the force it was using in the community and “step back a bit”.

Police had arrested 287 people on Monday, the highest number of arrests in a single day since the protests started in June. They said 60 per cent of arrestees were university students.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong was where university students from across Hong Kong had declared a student strike in September, and had been dubbed "the university of rioters" by pro-Beijing groups.

Rocky Tuan had recently written a letter to Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam asking for an independent investigation into the cases of students who had been arrested and had alleged mistreatment by police during the summer of protests.

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