Protests in Hong Kong have intensified as police continued their standoff with students at Polytechnic University. The police had surrounded the university, in what has been a protest movement that is now in its sixth month. Police have been trying to disperse the protesters from the roads around Polytechnic, which is the last major university that is occupied by protesters.

The demonstrations began in early June when hundreds of thousands marched against a proposed extradition bill that would have allowed suspected criminals in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam, has since withdrawn the bill, but widespread unrest has continued.

Hong Kong police surround university as standoff with students continues


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