Chaotic exchanges in Hong Kong between police and protesters have added to concerns that Sunday’s elections could be postponed. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s district council elections must proceed as planned, European Union urges

  • Ruling out a delay would ‘send an important signal about democratic rights under the Basic Law’, 28-nation bloc says
  • Amid siege at university, EU also calls for de-escalation by all sides, police action to remain ‘proportionate’, and a comprehensive inquiry
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Chaotic exchanges in Hong Kong between police and protesters have added to concerns that Sunday’s elections could be postponed. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Police have made mass arrests since the stand-off started on Sunday. Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: university campus stand-off between radicals and riot squad shows no sign of ending as thousands hit streets in bid to relieve police siege

  • About 40 injured activists were allowed to leave Polytechnic University campus to get treatment, although they might still face charges later
  • Dozens slip through police lines and escape under cover of night by using ropes to descend from a footbridge to a highway and ride away on motorcycles
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Police have made mass arrests since the stand-off started on Sunday. Sam Tsang
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