More than a dozen protesters who had been staying in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University gave themselves up to authorities on Tuesday, where about 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled, and a police siege of the campus entered its third day.
Police have surrounded the university and are arresting anyone who leaves. Groups of protesters made several attempts to escape Monday, including sliding down hoses to waiting motorcycles, but it wasn’t clear if they evaded arrest.
Over the past two days of clashes, Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200 who are under 18 years old. Some 280 injured were taken to hospitals on Tuesday, the Hospital Authority said.