Hong Kong officer shot with arrow, police deploy water cannons as Polytechnic University clash in Hung Hom escalates

South China Morning Post Dipublikasikan 10.11, 17/11/2019
Hong Kong officer shot with arrow, police deploy water cannons as Polytechnic University clash in Hung Hom escalates

A police officer has been shot with an arrow as the force deployed water cannons outside a university in Hong Kong to disperse student protesters amid escalating violence.

On Sunday morning, rounds of tear gas were fired as dozens of protesters from Polytechnic University threw bricks at people trying to clear roadblocks in the area. PolyU is the last campus stronghold of protesters following a week of escalating violence as demonstrators occupied universities. The Cross-Harbour Tunnel next to the school has also been closed for days with toll booths torched and debris strewn all over vehicle lanes.

Two clearing activities by residents scheduled in Hung Hom and Ho Man Tin this afternoon have been cancelled due to increasing risk of violence.

The Education Bureau has announced that classes at all schools in Hong Kong will continue to be suspended on Monday out of safety concerns. Protesters have vowed to make weekday chaos the "new normal", and the bureau has opted to keep kindergartens, primary schools, secondary and special schools closed for at least one more day.

Follow our live blog below for the latest updates. Reporting by Phila Siu, Albert Han and Jeffie Lam.

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