For some, last stand in battle between Hong Kong police, protesters

Police have fired rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas in an attempt to disperse protesters from the occupied roads around Polytechnic University.
1:12 | 11/19/19

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Overseas tonight, in Hong Kong, police are tightening the noose around a university where protesters are holed up. Police firing pepper spray to try to get them to leave. The situation growing more desperate by the hour, and ABC's senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell right there on the scene tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the David versus goliath battle. Some calling this the last stand in the fight between pro-democracy protes tors and police now in six months. Police firing rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas, surrounding Hong Kong's polytechnic university where 500 students are trapped inside. Protesters responding with bricks, bows and arrows and molotov cocktails. Once again, the police firing water cannons. This isn't near the polytechnic university, that's under siege. These are the streets all around it. But now, many protesters are trapped, unable or unwilling to leave. Their only one way out -- arrest. Overnight, those under 16 have been allowed to leave along with the injured, though it's not clear whether or not they'll still be charged, leaving just a few hundred trapped inside who also want to leave but still refuse to surrender. David? Ian Pannell tonight, thank you.

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