Water cannons move toward radicals at PolyU, who have occupied the campus since Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Polytechnic University war zone: how Hong Kong radicals got boxed in by police after two days of ferocious clashes

  • Sunday’s ugly battles end with police blocking campus exits, ordering radicals to leave
  • Campus a disaster zone as mob hurls petrol bombs at police, sets PolyU entrance ablaze
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Water cannons move toward radicals at PolyU, who have occupied the campus since Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.