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Police urge the public to avoid going to the vicinity of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:
Please broadcast the following message as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:

     A large number of rioters continue to occupy the roads outside The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, including the entrances and exits of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, Chatham Road South, Austin Road, Cheong Wan Road and nearby areas.  Rioters set up barricades and confronted Police officers. In the past hour, rioters repeatedly hurled bricks and petrol bombs at Police officers.  To protect the safety of the public, Police have used the minimum force necessary and deployed tear gas a number of times to disperse rioters.

     Police warn the rioters to stop illegal acts immediately. Police reiterate that a dispersal operation is being conducted in the vicinity of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Given the dangerous situation, members of the public are advised to leave immediately and avoid going to the area.
Ends/Sunday, November 17, 2019
Issued at HKT 14:05
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