Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta (Nov 19). Many Hong Kong pro-democracy activists stayed at the Polytechnic University campus in Hung Hom since Sunday despite repeated warnings to leave. Hundreds of protesters and police officers were locked in a stand-off at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In the afternoon, radicals arrested when they tried to escape from campus.
Hong Kong riot police have arrested more than 50 people near the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui. The area has been under siege since Sunday as police surrounded PolyU’s Hung Hom campus where protesters had been for nearly a week. Clashes have broken out as volleys of tear gas were fired by police and demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails.
Protesters started a massive fire at the school entrance to fend off police, who stormed the campus and detained a few at around 5.30am on Monday. They had occupied PolyU campus and set up defence lines for a week, in keeping with a larger plan to mobilise a general strike.