November 26, 2019 / 7:19 AM / 13 days ago

Hong Kong to re-open Cross-Harbor Tunnel on Wednesday after protests

HONG KONG, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities will re-open the Cross-Harbor Tunnel on Wednesday morning, a senior official said, restoring a major transit link connecting two sides of the city.

The tunnel, which links Hong Kong island to the Kowloon peninsula, was shut after protesters occupied a nearby university campus last week, fighting fiery battles with police.

Chief secretary Matthew Cheung said on Tuesday the violence had left the tunnel looking like a “war-zone”, with fire hydrants and toll booths damaged.

Hundreds of government staff and contractors have spent several days clearing the site, he said. (Reporting by Poppy Elena McPherson; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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