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Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and secondary classes resumed. They sent inspectors to examine the damage to a major road tunnel targeted by protesters, but it was unclear when it could be reopened. A small group of protesters refused to leave Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the remnants of hundreds who took over the campus for several days. They won t leave because they would face arrest. Police have set up a cordon around the area to prevent anyone from escaping. The occupation of Polytechnic capped more than a week of intense protests, the latest flareup in the often violent unrest that has gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for more than five months. Since a police siege of the campus began Sunday, more than 1,000 people have been arrested and hundreds of injured ...


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