A protester stands on a bridge near Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Sunday. Five days later many still remain on the besieged site, despite another group of diehards leaving early on Thursday. Photo: AP

More Hong Kong protesters leave Polytechnic University in surrender, dozens still barricaded inside besieged campus

  • About seven exit the grounds seeking medical help as five-day siege continues
  • City’s transport network returns to relative normality on Thursday after days of chaos
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester stands on a bridge near Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Sunday. Five days later many still remain on the besieged site, despite another group of diehards leaving early on Thursday. Photo: AP
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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

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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