19 Nov 2019

Hong Kong: Student protesters’ standoff with police continues

Europe Editor and Presenter

1500 tear gas canisters, more than 1000 rubber bullets have been fired – and still the siege goes on.

A hardcore group of protesters remains inside Hong Kong’s Polytechnic – preparing, perhaps for the final police showdown.

Any adults who leave the campus have been warned they will be arrested on suspicion of rioting – which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail.

Those inside have described the situation as ‘desperate’ – short on food, water and medical supplies.