Over 1,000 Confront Riot Police in Support of PolyU
Police besieged The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for more than a week, and it is estimated that dozens of people still remain on campus. The school urged the government to persuade and arrange for them to leave in a peaceful and humane manner. A group of democrat district councillor-designates also entered the campus to talk to the left-behind, and urged the government and police to release the people and unblock the campus as soon as possible. Over 1,000 people responded to the call at night, cheering in Hung Hom and Tsim Sha Tsui to support those left-behind. They sang “Glory to Hong Kong” and “The Sea and the Sky are Wide” and chanted slogans.
Hundreds of masked people went to Salisbury Garden in Tsimshatsui to participate in the original “PolyU – Sing with You” to support those still trapped inside PolyU. However, someone suggested that it is more effective to walk to PolyU for solidarity and pressure the police with the crowd. Hundreds set off for PolyU and chanted slogans along the way.
More and more citizens gathered outside the Science Museum at Tsimshatsui East, shouting in unison, “Let the people go” and “Unblock the road”, and sang “Glory to Hong Kong.” A large number them confronted the riot police at the pedestrian walkway to PolyU.