Anti-government protesters set up defences outside Baptist University in Kowloon Tong in preparation for clashes with police. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong protests: government under fire from across political spectrum for inaction as protesters take over campuses, close Cross-Harbour Tunnel, block roads and firebomb rail tracks

  • In first public comments on trouble, President Xi Jinping says putting an end to violence and restoring order remains Hong Kong’s most urgent priority
  • He describes continuing violence as challenge to the ‘one country, two systems’ governing principle
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters set up defences outside Baptist University in Kowloon Tong in preparation for clashes with police. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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As it happened: Hong Kong protesters vandalise and repeatedly set Cross-Harbour Tunnel tollbooths on fire

  • 70-year-old man hit by brick in Sheung Shui clashes on Wednesday dies in hospital
  • Protesters have blocked roads and dug in to university campuses throughout the day
Topic |   Hong Kong protests