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Hong Kong police find almost 4,000 petrol bombs on Poly campus
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Hong Kong police find almost 4,000 petrol bombs on Poly campus

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Hong Kong police say they found almost 4,000 petrol bombs in two days while clearing the Polytechnic University campus.

According to the police statistics, 3,989 petrol bombs; 1,339 explosive items; 601 bottles of corrosive liquids; and 573 weapons were found from the Poly University campus. After cleaning the campus by removing the explosives, the campus has now been handed back to the university management.

For the last many days, the Polytechnic University campus was the site of a fiery battle between protesters and police - and on Thursday, with the protesters having left, the officers moved in. Police have found that many of the protesters were alumni students.

To hide from Police action, the protesters barricaded themselves inside the campus two weeks ago. But to catch the protesters without any untoward incident, the police sealed off the university grounds, trap more than 1,000 protesters inside at one point. Later, they were caught by Police one after the other.