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Police appeal to all staying in the campus to leave Polytechnic University in a peaceful manner
     In response to the violent incidents in the Polytechnic University (PolyU), a number of rioters remain on campus. Police have all along emphasized two fundamental principles: 'peaceful resolution' and 'flexibility'.
     Some of those remain on campus are underage. For those under 18 years old, Police reiterate today (November 23) that Police will arrange an appropriate adult to accompany them. All underage persons leaving the campus are required to have their personal particulars registered and to be photographed. They will not be arrested at scene but Police reserve every right to pursue or take any legal actions in the future.
     In the past few days, Police actively engaged with different sectors for dialogues and solutions, including Poly U staff, principals, social workers, lawyers, Legislative Councillors, religious leaders and clinical psychologists.
     Police reiterate that a peaceful resolution is always our aim to solve the ongoing conflicts. Police appeal to all staying in the campus to leave in a peaceful manner and pledge to bring offenders to justice in a fair manner.
Ends/Saturday, November 23, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:58
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