Hong Kong police enter university campus held by protesters

Hong Kong police enter university campus held by protesters

Hong Kong police have stormed into a university campus held by protesters after an all-night stand-off.

Fiery explosions could be seen inside as riot officers entered before dawn on Monday.

Protesters react as police fire tear gas (Vincent Yu/AP)
Protesters react as police fire tear gas (Vincent Yu/AP)

Police had fired repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannon at protesters outside the campus since before midnight.

Anti-government protesters had barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days, fighting back with petrol bombs and bows and arrows.

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