Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs in fresh university clashes

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Published November 17, 2019, 12:42 PM

By Reuters

HONG KONG– Fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus on Sunday morning, as protesters braced for a possible final police push to clear them after fiery clashes overnight.

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

Huge fires had lit up the night sky at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon district hours earlier as protesters hurled petrol bombs, some by catapult, and police fired volleys of tear gas to force them up onto the podium of the red-brick campus.

After a few quiet hours as protesters slept on lawns and in the university library, police

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