A police officer carrying a SIG516 assault rifle attempts to enter the Polytechnic University campus in Hung Hom on Monday morning. Photo: Sam Tsang

Tear gas fired as radicals attempt to escape Hong Kong university, battle with police intensifies

  • Petrol bombs, tear gas and rubber bullets fly as police deny rumour they raided campus and say ‘dispersal and arrest operation’ is ongoing
  • Force confirms that three shots were fired in Tsim Sha Tsui when a group of radicals helped 20-year-old woman escape custody
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A police officer carrying a SIG516 assault rifle attempts to enter the Polytechnic University campus in Hung Hom on Monday morning. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Police’s Unimog armoured vehicle has a long-range acoustic device fitted on its roof. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: police use controversial anti-riot sound device for first time, rejecting claims it is harmful

  • Police spokesman confirms force deployed a long-range acoustic device, installed on top of a Unimog armoured vehicle, to issue warnings to rioters
  • System does not cause dizziness, nausea or a loss of sense of direction as some reports claim, he says
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police’s Unimog armoured vehicle has a long-range acoustic device fitted on its roof. Photo: Sam Tsang
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