This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
02:28

Hong Kong: PolyU President visits campus after student protest occupation

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
November 29, 2019 at 12:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong's Polytechnic University President Jin-Guan Teng visited the university campus along with legislative councillors on Friday, to see the condition of the facilities after student protesters occupied the campus for at least 10 days.

"Among the unfortunate, all these unfortunate things, one fortunate aspect is that because of the peaceful approach we have taken nobody was actually severely injured on campus and no, of course no loss of lives. So we have achieved the purpose of protecting the safety of our, of the people on campus and we also avoided further damage of the campus," said President Teng, adding that damage had been done to buildings, laboratories and many facilities of the campus.

On Thursday, police and fire fighters moved into the city's Polytechnic University to remove dangerous and potentially explosive items after the campus was occupied by protesters and sieged by police since 17 November, as well as to evacuate any remaining protesters.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill since March. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and the authorities.

02:28
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Hong Kong's Polytechnic University President Jin-Guan Teng visited the university campus along with legislative councillors on Friday, to see the condition of the facilities after student protesters occupied the campus for at least 10 days.

"Among the unfortunate, all these unfortunate things, one fortunate aspect is that because of the peaceful approach we have taken nobody was actually severely injured on campus and no, of course no loss of lives. So we have achieved the purpose of protecting the safety of our, of the people on campus and we also avoided further damage of the campus," said President Teng, adding that damage had been done to buildings, laboratories and many facilities of the campus.

On Thursday, police and fire fighters moved into the city's Polytechnic University to remove dangerous and potentially explosive items after the campus was occupied by protesters and sieged by police since 17 November, as well as to evacuate any remaining protesters.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill since March. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and the authorities.

Trending
Top downloads in last 24 hours
View all videos
03:59
Italy: Coronavirus case confirmed in northern Italy
February 21 at 18:56 GMT +00:00
03:06
Iran: Health Minister Namaki takes stock after coronavirus deaths
February 22 at 11:38 GMT +00:00
01:18
Iran: Voters wear face masks at polling stations amid coronavirus fears
February 21 at 13:10 GMT +00:00
03:04
Iran: Residents express concerns following coronavirus deaths in Iran
February 20 at 16:42 GMT +00:00
01:44
Flamingo paradise! Pat of pink birds invades lake in Kazakhstan
February 22 at 12:39 GMT +00:00
03:44
Russia: Private WWII museum welcomes military equipment lovers
February 22 at 17:43 GMT +00:00
02:52
USA: Quarantined Diamond Princess evacuee offers glimpse of his living space
February 22 at 20:18 GMT +00:00
03:30
France: Yellow Vest protesters clash with police in Lille
February 22 at 21:18 GMT +00:00
01:43
Germany: Hanau rally honours victims of deadly attack
February 22 at 17:41 GMT +00:00
04:17
Indian Trump super-fan worships life-sized POTUS statue in Talangana village
February 23 at 04:23 GMT +00:00
02:04
Syria: SAA convoy seen heading towards Idlib for reinforcements
February 22 at 09:07 GMT +00:00
02:29
Syria: Clashes continue between SAA and Turkish-backed militants in Idlib countryside
February 22 at 07:59 GMT +00:00
03:03
Germany: Protesters rally against construction of Tesla plant near Berlin
February 22 at 15:09 GMT +00:00
01:49
Syria: Damascus-Aleppo M5 highway opens to public
February 22 at 20:53 GMT +00:00
02:27
Brazil: Afro-Brazilian female resistance carnival kicks off in Sao Paulo
February 22 at 13:38 GMT +00:00
01:09
Germany: Footage captures aftermath of Hanau shooting inside Arena cafe
February 22 at 00:23 GMT +00:00
01:54
Italy: Codogno on lockdown after 14 new coronavirus cases confirmed
February 22 at 15:18 GMT +00:00
01:59
Germany: Members of Kurdish community pay tribute to Hanau shooting victims
February 22 at 18:14 GMT +00:00
02:41
Italy: Locals speak of fear and panic following regional coronavirus outbreak
February 22 at 13:04 GMT +00:00
01:25
UK: Diamond Princess evacuees arrive at quarantine hospital
February 22 at 20:26 GMT +00:00
01:29
Algeria: First anniversary of anti-govt. protest movement marked by clashes
February 22 at 19:11 GMT +00:00
03:31
Germany: Citizens react to proposed security increases outside Cologne mosque
February 21 at 20:49 GMT +00:00
02:26
Germany: Johnny Depp leads world premiere of Minamata at Berlinale
February 22 at 01:38 GMT +00:00
02:52
Australia: Thousands march in Melbourne climate protest
February 22 at 12:10 GMT +00:00
02:39
UK: Roger Waters calls for Assange to be spared extradition at London rally
February 22 at 15:57 GMT +00:00
02:11
Dionysus worshippers celebrate Phallephoria with giant phallus in Athens
February 23 at 02:08 GMT +00:00
01:48
USA: Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder in devastating display
February 23 at 09:11 GMT +00:00
02:45
USA: Bloomberg 'has no right to buy the presidency' - Sanders on eve of Nevada caucuses
February 22 at 09:22 GMT +00:00
03:25
Colombia: Clashes erupt between police and students in Bogota
February 22 at 10:55 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:27
USA: Stone has 'very good chance of exoneration' - Trump, after fmr adviser gets prison sentence
February 21 at 01:08 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:54
Japan: World leaders pose for G20 group photo
June 28, 2019 at 04:48 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:37
Japan: No normalisation of relations until Russia stops ‘destabilising activity’ – May to Putin
June 28, 2019 at 10:15 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:03
USA: Trump admin rolls out 'public charge' rule targeting migrants dependent on benefits
August 12, 2019 at 17:41 GMT +00:00
03:34
Germany: Hundreds march against racism in Hamburg after Hanau shooting
February 23 at 00:58 GMT +00:00
02:36
Italy: Suspected coronavirus spreader tested negative - investigations continue
February 21 at 22:28 GMT +00:00
04:25
Italy: Health officials comment on recovery of first coronavirus patients in Italy
February 22 at 14:59 GMT +00:00
View all videos