Protesters still remain hidden inside of Polytechnic University. Yesterday police searched around the campus and turned up nothing. The protesters inside are running very low on food and water, but they also don’t want to get arrested.
On Thursday the Hong Kong police said they would enter Polytechnic University. The two week long siege is drawing to a conclusion.
On Wednesday security teams searched high and low through the maze of buildings but found no one.
District Commander Ho-Yun-sing had this to say to reporters;
“As the school has completed the search, the police security team will enter Polytechnic University tomorrow, as we need to process dangerous items and collect evidence.”
The perimeter is sealed off with high plastic barricades and a fence. Riot police say they will take a human approach to the remaining hidden protesters.
According to a statement from the
Hong Kong’s largest pro-establishment party, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, has urged police to send in medics and take the remaining protesters to the hospital and not to arrest them on sight.
(Cover photo courtesy of the Himalayan Times, video courtesy of YouTube and CNA, source Reuters)