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World Hong Kong campus protesters fire arrows as anti-government unrest spreads

21:00  17 november  2019
21:00  17 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday and police fired volleys of tear gas and blue liquid from water cannon as unrest spread across the Kowloon peninsula.

Hong Kong protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday at police who fired tear gas and water cannon Several protesters took up positions on the rooftops of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, armed with bows and arrows , as unrest spread across the

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday at police who fired tear gas and water cannon in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city since anti-government unrest erupted five months ago.

Several protesters took up positions on the rooftops of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, armed with bows and arrows, as unrest spread across the territory's central Kowloon district.

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Several protesters fired arrows from rooftops at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University amid The clashes spread into Sunday evening, with protesters greeting each water cannon charge with petrol bombs. Parts of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus looked more like a fortress with

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an arrow and protesters set an overhead footbridge on fire Sunday as they fought to keep police using tear gas and water cannons from advancing on their university campus stronghold.

Police said a media liaison officer was treated in hospital after being hit by an arrow in the leg and another officer's visor was struck by a metal ball although he was not hurt.

Protesters, who were sprayed with the blue liquid from water cannon, stripped off and hosed each other down to wash it off.

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An anti - government protester uses a bow during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in Hong Kong , China HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university campus on Sunday, as police

HONG KONG , Nov 17- Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university campus on Sunday, as police charged and charged again, firing The clashes spread into Sunday evening, with protesters greeting each water cannon charge with petrol bombs.

Police fired tear gas to try to break up protests on Nathan Road, a major thoroughfare in Kowloon's Mong Kok district, which was strewn with loose bricks, and in Yau Ma Tei district, where successive volleys of gas canisters temporarily cleared the streets. Clashes intensified during the night.

"Rioters continue to launch hard objects and petrol bombs with large catapults at police officers," police said in a statement. "Police warn that the violent activities in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have escalated to rioting."

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, Reuters witnesses reported.

Chinese troops in shorts and T-shirts, some carrying red plastic buckets or brooms, had emerged from their barracks on Saturday in a rare public appearance to help clean up debris.

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An anti - government protester uses a bow during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in HONGKONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows , wounding a policeman in Beijing denies interfering and has blamed the unrest on foreign influences.

HONG KONG — Seething with anger, the black-clad students hurled gasoline bombs, threw bricks and even aimed flaming arrows at the riot police, who answered with tear-gas volleys and rubber bullets that hurtled into Hong Kong ’s university grounds for the first time.

The presence of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers on the streets, even to clean up, risks stoking controversy about Hong Kong's status as an autonomous area.

Protesters are angry at perceived Communist Party meddling in the territory, whose freedoms were guaranteed when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Beijing denies interfering and has blamed foreign influences for the unrest.

Huge fires had lit up the sky at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Saturday night and into Sunday morning after protesters threw petrol bombs. In the university courtyard, Joris, 23, said students fired arrows to protect themselves.

"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," the civil engineer told Reuters.

The campus is the last of five universities to be occupied by activists, who have used the site as a base to block the Cross Harbour tunnel, which connects Kowloon to Hong Kong island.

A police truck, deployed to clear the bridge above the tunnel, retreated in reverse after being set ablaze.

"We are not afraid," said third-year student Ah Long, who did not give his full name. "If we don't persist, we will fail."

The violence has posed the gravest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012. Xi has said he is confident Hong Kong's government can resolve the crisis.

Chinese troops have appeared on Hong Kong's streets only once since 1997, to help clear up after a typhoon last year.

(Additional reporting by James Pomfret, Jessie Pang, Joyce Zhou, Kate Lamb and Tom Lasseter; Writing by Greg Torode and Nick Macfie; Editing by Philippa Fletcher and Edmund Blair)

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