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Riot police storm Hong Kong Polytechnic University after all-night siege

Riot police stormed a fortified university campus before dawn, rushing behind protester lines and firing tear gas and rubber bullets from rifles.

Warning: graphic image.

Police snipers fired tear gas down from the museum building opposite of Polytechnic University as riot police ran in from a side street catching protesters by surprise after an all-night siege of the campus.

  • Kirsty Needham
  • The Age

Booms and cracks filled the air as Molotov cocktails and gas canisters exploded and set fire to trees.

Police ran along the university perimeter and …

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