Clashes between riot police and students at Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin. Photo: Felix Wong

Chinese University: how a scenic seafront campus in northern Hong Kong became a fiery battlefield, scarred by petrol bombs and tear gas

  • Police sent officers to safeguard a bridge protesters had earlier used to drop objects onto a highway, seeking to cause disruption as part of a citywide strike
  • It led to a stand-off that grew in intensity, with each side digging in and exchanging tear gas and petrol bombs into the night
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Clashes between riot police and students at Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin. Photo: Felix Wong
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Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

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.