Over the past six months Hong Kong has seen violent protests. However, in the past week, the clashes between police and protesters have become more and more violent. The protesters had occupied universities across Hong Kong, fortifying them and holding them against multiple police advances. In the last 24 hours though, Polytechnic University in Hung Hom, on the southern end of the Kowloon Peninsula, has emerged as the primary battlefield. The protesters who occupied the Hong Kong Polytechnic University had refused the police orders to leave, about 100 to 1,000 protesters was reported to be inside the university.
Before the current siege of the campus started, protesters used the polytechnic university as a base from which they launched operations to block nearby roads and the Cross Harbor Tunnel — a vital traffic artery — which connects Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. An attempt by police to clear the area on Sunday was met with fierce resistance, as protesters on the campus set huge fires to block the force’s advances and launched a barrage of petrol bombs, bricks and other missiles. One police officer was shot in the leg with an arrow, as the force responded with round after round of tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons. see pictures of the protest below;