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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong’s devastated Poly U campus becomes a safety hazard after protest battle lockdown

Molotov cocktails, rotting food, abandoned safety gear and ditched clothing remain strewn across the devastated Polytechnic University campus in Hung Hom.

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Few corners of the battle-scarred site remain untouched following the fierce protest battles and vandalism that took place a week previously.

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The library is flooded, several entrances show signs of fire damage, chemicals are still bubbling in deserted science labs, and many walls are covered in graffiti.

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Flies and maggots inhabit the canteen kitchens, makeshift barricades dot the perimeter, and glass panels and windows across the site have been smashed.

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Police continue to surround the campus, though it is thought only a handful of protesters are still hiding inside. Around 1,100 arrests have been made in connection to the days-long siege. 

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HKFP toured the wreckage on Monday.

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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong's devastated Poly U campus becomes a safety hazard after protest battle lockdown