Pro-democracy protesters have again paralysed parts of Hong Kong, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled makeshift weapons, setting the stage for campus showdowns, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports.
Police skirmishes with militant students at major university campuses around the Chinese-ruled city as authorities ordered schools and universities closed. Thousands of students hunkered down surrounded by piles of food, bricks, petrol bombs, arrows with heads wrapped in cladding, catapults and other homemade weapons.
Police said protesters shot several arrows at them near Hong Kong Polytechnic University. One of the officers was reportedly injured and six arrows were seized at the scene. A 70-year old bystander was killed by a brick on his forehead by Black bloc protesters.