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Rioters set fire at the flyover connecting the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hung Hom MTR station
     At about 7pm, rioters gathered at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University set fire to the flyover connecting the campus and the Hung Hom MTR station. Multiple explosions were heard.  The flame even dropped to the road under the flyover, threatening the safety of everyone at scene.  Rioters also threw petrol bombs towards police officers on Cheong Wan Road in order to stop Police’s dispersal operation.  Police have in response deployed tear gas to disperse rioters. Rioters are having a standoff with Police at scene.
     Police have repeatedly urged members of the public to leave the vicinity of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University immediately. Anyone who enter or stay on the campus and assist rioters in any way will risk committing the offence of “Taking Part in a Riot”.
Ends/Sunday, November 17, 2019
Issued at HKT 20:34
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