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Hong Kong: School, varsities remain shut; agitators struck transport

Hong Kong, Nov 12 (GCCurrentAffairs) Some schools and varsities here were closed on Tuesday as a precautionary measure over safety fears, as protests took place across the territory.

Hong Kong protesters struck the city’s transport network for the second consecutive day, BBC reported.

The protestors blocked roads and held up subway trains, sparking clashes with police and renewing chaos on the morning commute.

Students at Hong Kong Polytechnic also tried to disrupt traffic near their campus. At noon, the demonstrators moved into the city’s central business district for a flash mob protest.

Many railway lines were suspended or delayed. Clashes erupted at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with police lobbing teargas to disperse the agitating students.

Police shot a young demonstrator and another man was set afire on Monday. Police on Tuesday said they were treating the burn as attempted murder, but no one has been arrested over the incident yet.

Hong Kong is witnessing 24 straight weeks of increasingly violent rallies, aimed at securing greater democratic freedoms from China, which has ruled the city under the one country, two systems framework since its handover from the British in 1997.

Via UNI-India

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