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Hong Kong protesters fight off police with fire and arrows
Violence escalates in Hong Kong protests at a university
State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus says President Trump is calling for a peaceful resolution between China and Hong Kong.
By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press
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HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an arrow and protesters set an overhead footbridge on fire Sunday as they fought to keep police using tear gas and water cannons from advancing on their university campus stronghold.
Police said the arrow struck a media liaison officer in the calf and he was taken to a hospital. Photos on the department's Facebook page show the arrow sticking out of the back of the officer's leg through his pants.
As riot police moved in from all sides, some protesters retreated inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University while others set fires on bridges leading to it.
A huge blaze burned along much of a long footbridge that connects a train station to the campus over the approach to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a major road under Hong Kong's harbor that has been blocked by the protesters for days.