in Hong kong, the night has been restless, when police have tried to get in demonstrators to take over the technical college. The protesters have blocked the police by lighting seaward of large fires.
Poly U entrance in flames as riot police try to storm in #HK #hong kong protests #stand with hong kong pic.twitter.com/egcKyS4X5j— James Pomfret (@jamespomfret) 17. November 2019
the president of the University Jin-Guang Teng has served as mediator between the police and protest between. This morning at eight local time he told the police to refrain from any violence, so that the protesters can come out of the university campus.
a Little before nine o'clock a few dozen students trying to remove from the university, but the police fired however at them tear gas grenades. Some of the students returned back to campus. Some of the protesters, the police have arrested.
according to Police, the case is no longer a demonstration but a riot – riot in Hong kong can get up to ten years ' imprisonment. Police have identified university of technology, the area of the riot zone.
Explosive standoff has been going on for almost two days and it is feared to end in bloodshed.
the Police has threatened to shoot live rounds at, unless students waive killing weapons, such as bows, fuel bottles and bricks centrifuging of homemade catapults.
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