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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong PolyU engulfed in fierce police-protester battles, as officers enter campus

Riot police entered the campus of the Polytechnic University in Hung Hom in the early hours of Monday morning following an almost day-long battle between demonstrators and police. Click here full coverage.

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Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

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A protester outside PolyU. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

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Two water cannon trucks disperse protesters near PolyU. Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Viola Kam/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

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Photo: Galileo Cheng.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Studio Incendo.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Studio Incendo.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Viola Kam/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Viola Kam/United Social Press.

"November 17" police arrow leg Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Photo: Galileo Cheng.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Viola Kam/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom protester police water cannon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom on November 17. Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

"November 17" police arrow leg Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Photo: Viola Kam/United Social Press.

"November 17" police arrow leg Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Photo: Galileo Cheng.

"November 17" police arrow leg Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

"November 17" police arrow leg Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

"November 17" police arrow leg Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Photo: Viola Kam/United Social Press.

"November 17" police arrow leg Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

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Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

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November 17 18 Polytechnic

Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

November 17 18 Polytechnic

Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

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A man on a scooter is told to halt by police. Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

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Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

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Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

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Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.

November 17 18 Polytechnic

Photo: Jimmy Lam/United Social Press.

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Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

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Photo: Viola Kam/United Social Press.

November 17 18 Polytechnic

Photo: Tam Ming Keung/United Social Press.

November 17 18 Polytechnic

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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong PolyU engulfed in fierce police-protester battles, as officers enter campus