A protester who calls himself “Riot Chef”, and who says he was a volunteer cook for protesters, sits in a canteen in PolyU. Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis

From war zone to ‘prison’: voices from Polytechnic University siege, site of some of the worst violence amid Hong Kong’s protest crisis

  • Radicals and volunteers give their account of being part of the fierce clashes with police
  • Wrecked campus turned into a wasteland as stand-off dragged on for more than a week
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester who calls himself “Riot Chef”, and who says he was a volunteer cook for protesters, sits in a canteen in PolyU. Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.

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.

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Sum Lok-kei

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Chris Lau

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