On November 29, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
which had been occupied and destroyed by radical demonstrators for nearly two weeks,
was officially unblocked, and dangerous explosives inside the university were removed.
The President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Teng Jinguang inspected the campus
and expressed his gratitude to the Hong Kong Police and the Fire Services Department
for their efficient work in returning the campus to the school safely.
On the morning of the same day,
the Hong Kong Police entered the university campus for a second consecutive day
to search for evidence and conduct final item counting.
A police spokesman said that
nearly 4,000 petrol bombs, 1,339 explosives,
601 corrosive liquids and 573 weapons
were seized in Hong Kong Polytechnic University in two days.
No demonstrators were arrested.
At 12 noon, the police successively removed the university blockade
and all police officers stationed were removed.
All traffic around the university was restored.
Roads such as Cheong Wan Road and Kang Tat Drive were reopened,
and private cars and taxis were passing by.
University’s flyover to Hung Hom Railway Station was also unblocked.
Teng Jinguang said that
most of the demonstrators in the university incident were outsiders,
not students of our school.
All the demonstrators had returned home safely after being registered by the police.
Demonstrators fancy university’s open campus
and its proximity to the Hong Kong transport hub,
the Hung Hom Undersea Tunnel, so they have come to occupy it.
He said Polytechnic University was the biggest victim of the incident.
In this incident,
of the more than 1,100 people who left the campus,
only 46 were our science and engineering students,
and most of them came from the outside.
So we reiterate once again that
we are the biggest victims of this political event.
We have been dealing with this matter in a humane way,
and finally got a peaceful solution.
This is the “fortunate luck” I said.
Our school has escaped a huge catastrophe
because of this peaceful solution.
Teng Jinguang said that
Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a history of more than 80 years
7,200 students were forced to suspend school.
He is very saddened by the damage to the university.
Next, the school will quickly assess the safety and property
of the campus and quickly repair it.
He urged the public to discuss political issues
peacefully and rationally,
and Hong Kong will have a bright future.
Violence will not help solve the problem.