Photos: Hong Kong police launch attack on campuses

In Hong Kong, students are continuing their campaign for democratic measures, following their successful push to force the Carrie Lam administration to retreat on the unpopular extradition bill.

Hong Kong riot police stormed the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the prestigious universities in Hong Kong, on November 12, despite making several promises to the university administration that they would not.

The following day, clashes between police and protesters broke out at several other universities, including the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the City University of Hong Kong. All universities and several other higher education institutions announced they were either suspending classes, or making course work available online for the rest of the semester.

 [*Wlam is a Hong Kong student who is currently studying in Sydney. His name has been changed for security reasons.]

Jordan Road is blocked by the protesters to slow down a police attack on Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 18. Photo: Wlam.
In Hung Hom, protesters use bricks to block the streets on November 18. Photo: Wlam.

Road blocks are set up in Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Hung Hom, Yau Ma Tei, Mong kok and many other districts.

Inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 17. Photo: Wlam.

The graffiti reads:

"Please forgive our insistence to genuine justice"

"Tell us the truth"

Inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 17. Photo: Wlam.

The graffiti says: "Bring us back the martyrs."

Inside the Chinese University of Hong Kong students build brick walls to defend themselves against police bullets on November 13. Photo: Wlam.
More barricades. Photo: Wlam.

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