Protesters Left Hong Kong University

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No more protesters were found on the campus of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. An official of the university said this on Wednesday. The siege by anti-government demonstrators who barricaded the university grounds seems to have ended.

“We hope to be able to reopen the university soon in order to start renovation work and limit the impact on our students and our research projects,” said Miranda Lou from the Polytechnic University.

The university on Kowloon Peninsula turned into a battlefield in mid-November when demonstrators locked themselves in and confronted the riot police. Last week approximately 1100 people were arrested. Demonstrators were also arrested while trying to escape.

For months, Hong Kong has been in a grip of violent protests against China’s influence and for more democracy. Since the pro-democracy camp won the district elections, the peace in the former British colony has somewhat returned.

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