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Standoff at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Anti-government protesters trapped inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University abseil onto a highway and escape as police besiege the campus, November 18. Dozens of protesters staged a dramatic escape by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles. A number of them appeared subsequently to have been arrested, a Reuters witness said. 

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Anti-government protesters trapped inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University abseil onto a highway and escape as police besiege the campus, November 18. Dozens of protesters staged a dramatic escape by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and...more

Anti-government protesters trapped inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University abseil onto a highway and escape as police besiege the campus, November 18. Dozens of protesters staged a dramatic escape by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles. A number of them appeared subsequently to have been arrested, a Reuters witness said. HK01/via REUTERS
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A protester tries to escape from a sewage tunnel inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19.  
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A protester tries to escape from a sewage tunnel inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester tries to escape from a sewage tunnel inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A police officer detains a protester who tried to escape from the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A police officer detains a protester who tried to escape from the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A police officer detains a protester who tried to escape from the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus to surrender to police, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus to surrender to police, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus to surrender to police, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A protester sits inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus as she waits for a medical team to take her to the hospital, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester sits inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus as she waits for a medical team to take her to the hospital, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester sits inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus as she waits for a medical team to take her to the hospital, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A protester looks for police as he tries to leave the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19.  
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A protester looks for police as he tries to leave the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester looks for police as he tries to leave the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters return to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus after being spotted by police, November 19.  
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Protesters return to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus after being spotted by police, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Protesters return to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus after being spotted by police, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Riot police confront a Hong Kong Polytechnic University Campus Radio student reporter after detaining a protester and a medic during pre-dawn police operations in the university, November 18. PolyU Campus Radio/via REUTERS

Riot police confront a Hong Kong Polytechnic University Campus Radio student reporter after detaining a protester and a medic during pre-dawn police operations in the university, November 18. PolyU Campus Radio/via REUTERS

Riot police confront a Hong Kong Polytechnic University Campus Radio student reporter after detaining a protester and a medic during pre-dawn police operations in the university, November 18. PolyU Campus Radio/via REUTERS
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Protesters wait to receive medical attention after leaving the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19.  
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Protesters wait to receive medical attention after leaving the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters wait to receive medical attention after leaving the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A protester tries to leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A protester tries to leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A protester tries to leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A protester receives medical attention at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19.  
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A protester receives medical attention at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester receives medical attention at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Protesters look for an exit at the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters look for an exit at the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters look for an exit at the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) campus to surrender to police, in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Protesters leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) campus to surrender to police, in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Protesters leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) campus to surrender to police, in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A protester sits inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus as she waits for a medical team to take her to the hospital, November 19.   REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester sits inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus as she waits for a medical team to take her to the hospital, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester sits inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus as she waits for a medical team to take her to the hospital, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Teachers and relatives wait for student protesters to surrender after they occupied the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Teachers and relatives wait for student protesters to surrender after they occupied the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Teachers and relatives wait for student protesters to surrender after they occupied the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A riot police officer points a gun at protesters attempting to escape the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University  during clashes with police, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A riot police officer points a gun at protesters attempting to escape the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A riot police officer points a gun at protesters attempting to escape the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police, November 18.    REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Teachers and relatives negotiate with protesters about the surrender of students from the occupied campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University that is surrounded by police, November 19.    REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Teachers and relatives negotiate with protesters about the surrender of students from the occupied campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University that is surrounded by police, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Teachers and relatives negotiate with protesters about the surrender of students from the occupied campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University that is surrounded by police, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters are escorted by police out of the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters are escorted by police out of the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters are escorted by police out of the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during clashes with police, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Two people sit amid the belongings and supplies left by anti-government demonstrators after surrendering inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19.  
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Two people sit amid the belongings and supplies left by anti-government demonstrators after surrendering inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Two people sit amid the belongings and supplies left by anti-government demonstrators after surrendering inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An anti-government demonstrator cries as she comes out to surrender during clashes with police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government demonstrator cries as she comes out to surrender during clashes with police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government demonstrator cries as she comes out to surrender during clashes with police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Anti-government demonstrators take cover during clashes with police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Anti-government demonstrators take cover during clashes with police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Anti-government demonstrators take cover during clashes with police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An anti-government demonstrator throws a stone as they block a road near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government demonstrator throws a stone as they block a road near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government demonstrator throws a stone as they block a road near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hundreds of students make their way to the Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Hundreds of students make their way to the Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Hundreds of students make their way to the Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Protesters climb over the fence back to the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University after failing to leave, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters climb over the fence back to the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University after failing to leave, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters climb over the fence back to the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University after failing to leave, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A protester attempts to extinguish a fire at the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester attempts to extinguish a fire at the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester attempts to extinguish a fire at the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Protesters run from tear gas as they try to re-enter the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18.  
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Protesters run from tear gas as they try to re-enter the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters run from tear gas as they try to re-enter the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Medical staff carry a protester out of the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Medical staff carry a protester out of the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Medical staff carry a protester out of the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters attempt to escape from tear gas while trying to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters attempt to escape from tear gas while trying to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters attempt to escape from tear gas while trying to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Protesters attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Protesters attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Police detain a protester attempting to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Police detain a protester attempting to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Police detain a protester attempting to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A protester attempts to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18.   REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester attempts to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester attempts to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters run from tear gas as they try to re-enter the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters run from tear gas as they try to re-enter the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters run from tear gas as they try to re-enter the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 18. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during clashes with police in Hong Kong, China November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during clashes with police in Hong Kong, China November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police detain protesters who attempt to leave the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during clashes with police in Hong Kong, China November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-government protester uses a bow during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 17, 2019. 

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An anti-government protester uses a bow during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester uses a bow during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A protester throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Protesters are sprayed with blue liquid from water cannon during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters are sprayed with blue liquid from water cannon during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters are sprayed with blue liquid from water cannon during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A protester's umbrella catches on fire during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester's umbrella catches on fire during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester's umbrella catches on fire during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier in riot gear stands guard inside a military base near Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), where clashes between protesters and police is ongoing, in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier in riot gear stands guard inside a military base near Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), where clashes between protesters and police is ongoing, in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier in riot gear stands guard inside a military base near Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), where clashes between protesters and police is ongoing, in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A China People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier watches from behind the fences of the Gun Club Hill Barracks, as protesters and police clash outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A China People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier watches from behind the fences of the Gun Club Hill Barracks, as protesters and police clash outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A China People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier watches from behind the fences of the Gun Club Hill Barracks, as protesters and police clash outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Smoke is seen inside the Centre for Independent Language Learning at Polytechnic University after police fired tear gas canister, in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Joyce Zhou

Smoke is seen inside the Centre for Independent Language Learning at Polytechnic University after police fired tear gas canister, in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Joyce Zhou

Smoke is seen inside the Centre for Independent Language Learning at Polytechnic University after police fired tear gas canister, in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Joyce Zhou
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A protester looks at fire at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A protester looks at fire at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A protester looks at fire at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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An anti-government protester faces a fire during clashes with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester faces a fire during clashes with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester faces a fire during clashes with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A riot police vehicle is set on fire during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A riot police vehicle is set on fire during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A riot police vehicle is set on fire during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Police armoured truck burns as it was hit with Molotov cocktails, after an attempt to ram the barricade at a bridge above the entrance to the Cross Harbour Tunnel during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Police armoured truck burns as it was hit with Molotov cocktails, after an attempt to ram the barricade at a bridge above the entrance to the Cross Harbour Tunnel during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November...more

Police armoured truck burns as it was hit with Molotov cocktails, after an attempt to ram the barricade at a bridge above the entrance to the Cross Harbour Tunnel during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Protesters on a rooftop use a slingshot to throw stones at riot police during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters on a rooftop use a slingshot to throw stones at riot police during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters on a rooftop use a slingshot to throw stones at riot police during clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An anti-government protester received first aid after clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester received first aid after clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester received first aid after clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A fire is seen at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A fire is seen at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A fire is seen at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A police vehicle catches fire after being hit with molotov cocktails, as anti-government protesters clash with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A police vehicle catches fire after being hit with molotov cocktails, as anti-government protesters clash with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A police vehicle catches fire after being hit with molotov cocktails, as anti-government protesters clash with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Anti-government protesters take cover during clashes with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters take cover during clashes with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters take cover during clashes with police, outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Police fires a water cannon during clashes with anti-government protesters outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Police fires a water cannon during clashes with anti-government protesters outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Police fires a water cannon during clashes with anti-government protesters outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Protesters climb a stairway filled with a makeshift barricade of chairs and other debris at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Protesters climb a stairway filled with a makeshift barricade of chairs and other debris at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Protesters climb a stairway filled with a makeshift barricade of chairs and other debris at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An anti-government protester is silhouetted at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during a fire in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester is silhouetted at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during a fire in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester is silhouetted at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) during a fire in Hong Kong, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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An improvised catapult made by anti-government demonstrators is seen alongside potted plants and other objects during protests at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An improvised catapult made by anti-government demonstrators is seen alongside potted plants and other objects during protests at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An improvised catapult made by anti-government demonstrators is seen alongside potted plants and other objects during protests at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An anti-government protester cleans up after protests at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government protester cleans up after protests at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government protester cleans up after protests at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An anti-government protester poses for a photo at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government protester poses for a photo at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government protester poses for a photo at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An anti-government protester receives medical attention near the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government protester receives medical attention near the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An anti-government protester receives medical attention near the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Anti-government protesters retreat back into the campus during the clashes with the police outside the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters retreat back into the campus during the clashes with the police outside the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters retreat back into the campus during the clashes with the police outside the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An anti-government protester stands at a blocked outlet of the Cross Harbour Tunnel near the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An anti-government protester stands at a blocked outlet of the Cross Harbour Tunnel near the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An anti-government protester stands at a blocked outlet of the Cross Harbour Tunnel near the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The exhibitIon "Making Marvels, Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe" features more than 150 treasures from several of the world's most prestigious...

Nov 19 2019

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