People wearing face masks duck down on the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus during a police siege of the campus that is now on its fourth day. [Achmad Ibrahim/AP Photo]

The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options early on Wednesday as city officials allowed primary and secondary schools to reopen in an attempt to restore some kind of normalcy to the city.

Reuters witnesses said fewer than 100 protesters remained on the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus and police outside appeared ready to simply wait them out. More than 1,000 people have been arrested since late on Monday.

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As the siege continued, children began returning to school after a six-day

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