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Hong Kong Campus Rocked by Protest Becomes ‘Prison’ a Year Later

  • PolyU was scene of standoff between students, police in 2019
  • Campus now has guarded entrances, academic freedom concerns
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HKG Campus Becomes "Prison" After Siege

One year ago, Hong Kong Polytechnic University was in flames.

Police and student protesters faced off at the campus -- one of Hong Kong’s best-known -- in a chaotic 16-day siege last November that became a symbol of the battle between the city’s China-backed administration and anti-government protesters.