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Hong Kong Spirals Into Deepening Crisis as Violent Unrest Enters a Fourth Day

Salvos of tear gas Thursday heralded the start of Hong Kong’s fourth day of continuous, territory-wide unrest and transport disruption as anti-government protesters escalated their efforts to force political concessions from the Beijing-backed government.

Students also erected defenses at university campuses, stockpiling homemade weapons.

  • TIME staff
  • TIME

Early morning volleys of tear gas were fired near the Polytechnic University, where police came under attack from students armed with …

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