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An hour past the “deadline”. This looks to be the final stand—entrance to #PolyU. Intermittent chants by remaining protestors & heckling@police. No idea what’s going on inside campus. But there are ppl who wanna leave but are trapped & afraid to try. #HongKongProtests #HongKong
Water cannon, TG deployed 5-10mins ago, and more TG now as protestors start hurling petrol bombs towards the Chatham Rd intersection. Protestor line holding. #HongKong #HongKongProtesters
Protestor being treated and helped into campus. The frontline has grown 200-300, w/ppl ferrying supplies in and out of campus. Another line guarding Science Museum Rd. #HongKong #PolyU #HongKongProtesters
We’ve heard fr someone on campus ppl r very scared & y’ll saw @jamespomfret’s tweets. Out here there’s a mix of dread&frustration bc of reports of live rounds,raptors,mass arrests. Protestors r trying 2 rally w/occasional chants, but the energy has dropped markedly. #HongKong
Protestors just launched dozens of petrol bombs@intersection, including a flaming arrow (one started a fire in the trees but quickly extinguished. Police retaliated with TG. #HongKong #HongKongProtests
I just LOLed in my respirator.

Police on speaker in the most lackadaisical tone right after the last round of TG: 走啦,返屋企啦,仲唔走?(Go on, just go home, why haven’t you left?)

There’s that little problem of a cordon and mass arrest?

#farce #HongKongProtests #hongkong
Correction: Not flaming arrows. Protestors have been launching petrol bombs w/a catapult from roof. Crap photo, but it’s the dash in the center. They hit the APC at least twice just now. #HongKong #HongKongProtests #polyu #diggingin
Abt an hr ago: Petrol bombs up at the intersection w/Chatham Rd N. While inside #PolyU campus things are calmer, ppl resting, getting hosed down after being hit by the water cannon and grabbing a bite at the “American Diner”. #HongKongProtest #HongKong
Full-on attack by police. Over 100 raptors and riot police storm in. Non-stop firing off projectiles from roof of museum. Protestors fight back w/petrol bombs. Scores arrested. Some press pushed out of area. Some protestors managed to retreat into campus. #hongkong
Commander screaming for police to leave but many are not obeying. Constant explosions from inside campus. Petrol bombs hurled fr entrance. #PolyU is blowing up. Police retreated but still firing fr roof #hongkong #HongKongProtesters
You can’t see it, but there’s huge black plume of smoke right of the entrance above car park entrance. We heard so many explosions coming fr inside for up to 10mins when police attacked. We hear fire extinguishers now. #HongKongProtests #hongkong
Entrance to #PolyU. The fear now is the conditions of those injured and explosives spreading all over campus. No sirens yet. We need fire services. #HongKongProtesters #hongkong #hongkongprotest
Explosions continue inside campus, not too frequently. Protestors r planning to block off all the exits again. We don’t see anyone coming out from the main entrance. St. John’s Ambulance crew stretchered out one person and helped another away on foot. #HongKongProtests #hongkong
Police must call a ceasefire. Protestors r refusing to leave 4 fear of arrests or worse but there’s a real fear explosions inside will get outta control.Paramedics just told us firefighters r trying to find their way over. Fire set by petrol bombs on flyover 2 Hunghom. #hongkong
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