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Hong Kong: Clashes as university top official fails to broker police-protesters' truce

35 13.11.2019 Инфо

C/U Vice-Chancellor of Chinese University of Hong Kong Rocky Tuan, Hong Kong
M/S Police addressing Rocky Tuan *UPSOUND* (Cantonese): "Back to the pavement, don't interfere with our duty"
W/S Police addressing Rocky Tuan *UPSOUND* (Cantonese): "Principal, for your safety, please leave this place immediately, they guys behind you have weapons"
M/S Police firing tear gas and protesters answering with molotovs
W/S Fire burning on street as tear gas and molotovs are exchanged
W/S Molotovs thrown at police
W/S Fire burning on street
M/S Protesters hiding behind umbrellas and barricades
M/S Fire burning on street
M/S Police line as officers shouts warning
W/S Police behind shields as tear gas and molotovs are exchanged
SCRIPT
The campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong transformed into a battlefield on Tuesday night after the vice-chancellor of the University Rocky Tuan failed to broker a ceasefire deal between police and anti-government protesters.
Police were heard addressing the vice-chancellor through loudspeakers asking him to leave the premises for his safety.
Footage shows police firing tear gas and protesters throwing ignited Molotov cocktails while hiding behind self-made barricades.
Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since March.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.