Protesters who have surrendered after a siege at Polytechnic University in Hung Hom are escorted away by police officers. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong protests: security chief accused of hampering efforts to de-escalate Polytechnic University stand-off with remarks that all inside will be arrested

  • Secretary for Security John Lee later softens stance and says those under 18 will not be arrested for time being
  • With rising number of minors arrested since civil unrest began, parents and educators have implored government to show leniency to young
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Protesters who have surrendered after a siege at Polytechnic University in Hung Hom are escorted away by police officers. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Police use tear gas outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University to disperse protesters on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Taiwanese schoolgirl released on bail after leaving Hong Kong Polytechnic campus stand-off

  • She will not face charges for now but must report back to the police station, her mother is quoted as saying
  • The girl was trapped at the campus on Sunday while fleeing from riot police and had not taken part in protests, according to her parents
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Police use tear gas outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University to disperse protesters on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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