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As it happened: Hong Kong protesters set Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooth alight again as tear gas fired in Kwai Chung and Yuen Long

  • Day of disruption in Central, leads to night-time chaos across 10 districts
  • Education Bureau suspends classes on Thursday and all universities in the city announce cancellations
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Petrol bombs were thrown into tollbooths of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hung Hom. Photo: Handout
INTRODUCTION

Hong Kong's defiant protesters have crippled transport links and jammed up roads causing chaos across the city for a third consecutive day.

Wednesday's actions follow
fiery battles the night before at Chinese University (
CUHK) in Sha Tin as police and protesters locked horns in a full-day clash, marked by petrol bombs thrown by protesters, and tear gas and rubber bullets fired by officers. Late into the night, more
unrest stirred in districts across the city
.  

While no confrontation has broken out at Chinese University so far, protesters have set up an elaborate roadblock in Central, the city's business hub, as well as other major thoroughfares in Kowloon Tong, Yuen Long and Tai Po.

Most of the universities in Hong Kong have announced classes will either be suspended till next week or replaced entirely with online lectures until the end of the semester. More than 80 mainland Chinese and dozens of Taiwanese students in Chinese University have been evacuated on Wednesday following the clashes yesterday.

Follow our live coverage below for the latest updates. Reporting by Sum Lok-kei, Zoe Low, Chris Lau, Elizabeth Cheung, Karen Zhang, Phila Siu, Jeffie Lam and Chan Ho-him.