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The Latest: Hong Kong police urge students to surrender
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police are calling on protesters barricaded inside the city’s Polytechnic University to surrender and face justice, saying they have no other option given the level of violence in recent days.
The regional commander of Kowloon West district, Cheuk Hau-yip, told reporters at a daily briefing on Monday that “These rioters, they are also criminals. They have to face the consequences of their acts.”
Cheuk added: “Other than coming out to surrender, I don’t see, at the moment, there’s any viable option for them.”
He said police have the ability and resolve to end the standoff peacefully so protesters should not “try their luck.”
Police said they arrested