Videos circulating online show the dramatic escape of the protesters from PolyU.
Update – According to Hong Kong Free Press, Ip Kin-yuen, an education sector lawmaker, earlier cited police as saying that those under 18 inside the university would be free to go after recording their ID numbers and taking a photo— but the police reserved the right to arrest them later.
Graffiti inside #PolyU warns the world about #Chinazi: #CCP will infiltrate ur gov#China will harvest your home like #Xinjiang
Be Aware or Be Next#HongKong #HKProtesters #StandWithHongKong #StandWithPolyU pic.twitter.com/3MpqzDcREk
— Real Hong Kong News (@RealHKNews) November 18, 2019
Police have issued an ultimatum to protesters they’ve now surrounded at the city’s Polytechnic University.
Protesters are attempting a daring escape through a bridge at Polytechnic University. Volunteers on motorbikes came in drives to drive them out.
Related article: Hong Kong PolyU is under siege by the police
Great escape from PolyU police lockdown #HongkongProtests
Via WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/eHGjZkin2W
— Claudia Mo 毛孟靜 (@ClaudiaMCMo) November 18, 2019
— 自由亚洲电台 (@RFA_Chinese) November 18, 2019
Thousands of people are coming out to help save the students trapped in the university.
Thousands of people are coming out to help save the students trapped in #PolyU. But the police keep releasing tear gas and arrested a lot of protestors. #SOSHK #HKPoliceState #TiananmenSquareMassacre2019 pic.twitter.com/RZVMQSIhFv
— khl (@khl12769465) November 18, 2019
Hong Kong riot police broke into the university campus of the Polytechnic and battled protesters.
The police used water cannons against the protesters at a short distance.
The #HKPolice uses the water cannon to the protesters only within near 10 metres. Then they shoot the bullets to them. They want to kill them all! It may cause the stampede! Hong Kong Police is worse than the devil.#SOSHK #HongKongProtest #PolyU #StandWithHongKong https://t.co/yn0lwYouFc
— Him7462 (@him7462) November 18, 2019
Hong Kong police bombarded students who left the university with round of teargas and rubber bullets.
— Demosistō 香港眾志 😷 (@demosisto) November 18, 2019
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