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Hong Kong: Police surround Polytechnic University campus after night of violence

Prime News, International, Hong Kong, November 18:- Police are surrounding a Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong after a fiery overnight stand-off with hundreds of protesters inside. Dozens of protesters tried to leave after sunrise but turned back as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. The police said, tear gas was fired because a large group of masked rioters suddenly charged at cordons.

In the afternoon, another group of protesters tried to run from the campus but many were arrested. The group of around 100 tried to leave Polytechnic University by a tunnel entrance, but as police fired tear gas, a number of them were detained. Others from the group then retreated to the campus. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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