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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Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill since March.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.

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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.

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