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Remains of protest on trashed Hong Kong university campus

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured in the gymnasium of the Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, November 26, 2019. Police said they would enter Hong Kong Polytechnic University bringing their near two-week siege of the campus to an end after final searches for any pro-democracy protesters still hiding turned up empty leaving the compound scattered with debris and defaced with political slogans. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured in the gymnasium of the Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, November 26, 2019. Police said they would enter Hong Kong Polytechnic University bringing their near two-week siege of the...more

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured in the gymnasium of the Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, November 26, 2019. Police said they would enter Hong Kong Polytechnic University bringing their near two-week siege of the campus to an end after final searches for any pro-democracy protesters still hiding turned up empty leaving the compound scattered with debris and defaced with political slogans. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Graffiti is seen in a stairwell at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Graffiti is seen in a stairwell at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Graffiti is seen in a stairwell at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A helmet and goggles lie on the ground at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A helmet and goggles lie on the ground at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A helmet and goggles lie on the ground at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Items left behind by protesters are seen at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Items left behind by protesters are seen at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Items left behind by protesters are seen at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Graffiti is seen on one of the floors of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Graffiti is seen on one of the floors of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Graffiti is seen on one of the floors of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Graffiti is seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Graffiti is seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Graffiti is seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A shattered glass frontage of a building in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A shattered glass frontage of a building in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A shattered glass frontage of a building in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Debris and water are seen in an area of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Debris and water are seen in an area of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Debris and water are seen in an area of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, China, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, China, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, China, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Items left behind by protesters are seen inside a room at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Items left behind by protesters are seen inside a room at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Items left behind by protesters are seen inside a room at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 27. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A mask left behind by anti-government protesters is pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A mask left behind by anti-government protesters is pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A mask left behind by anti-government protesters is pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A slingshot and glass marbles left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A slingshot and glass marbles left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A slingshot and glass marbles left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 25. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters are pictured inside the Polytechnic University, November 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A statue, decorated with a yellow helmet and mask by anti-government protesters, is surrounded by garbage inside the student union building at the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 20. 

REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A statue, decorated with a yellow helmet and mask by anti-government protesters, is surrounded by garbage inside the student union building at the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A statue, decorated with a yellow helmet and mask by anti-government protesters, is surrounded by garbage inside the student union building at the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A message is written in graffiti on the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti on the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti on the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Charred parts of a burnt wall are seen above a sign of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Charred parts of a burnt wall are seen above a sign of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Charred parts of a burnt wall are seen above a sign of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on gymnastic mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on gymnastic mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on gymnastic mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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One of the last remaining protesters walk through an abandoned barricade that was a frontline, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

One of the last remaining protesters walk through an abandoned barricade that was a frontline, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

One of the last remaining protesters walk through an abandoned barricade that was a frontline, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Scattered trays are seen at a cafeteria in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Scattered trays are seen at a cafeteria in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Scattered trays are seen at a cafeteria in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A chicken is seen among debris at a cafeteria, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A chicken is seen among debris at a cafeteria, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A chicken is seen among debris at a cafeteria, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Graffiti and debris are seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Graffiti and debris are seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Graffiti and debris are seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Books seen littered on the ground inside a library, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Books seen littered on the ground inside a library, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Books seen littered on the ground inside a library, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Clothes are scattered by anti-government protesters on the floor of a gym, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Clothes are scattered by anti-government protesters on the floor of a gym, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Clothes are scattered by anti-government protesters on the floor of a gym, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Graffiti is seen on a wall, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Graffiti is seen on a wall, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Graffiti is seen on a wall, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A helmet is seen among the remains of a burnt barricade in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A helmet is seen among the remains of a burnt barricade in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A helmet is seen among the remains of a burnt barricade in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A yellow helmet lies in a tent left behind by anti-government protesters, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A yellow helmet lies in a tent left behind by anti-government protesters, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A yellow helmet lies in a tent left behind by anti-government protesters, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An area that used to be a protesters' post is seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An area that used to be a protesters' post is seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An area that used to be a protesters' post is seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Belongings left behind by anti-government protesters lay on mats at a gymnasium that served as sleeping quarters, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A helmet, gas mask, and sleeping bag of a protester are left behind, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A helmet, gas mask, and sleeping bag of a protester are left behind, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A helmet, gas mask, and sleeping bag of a protester are left behind, November 21. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Graffiti and debris are seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Graffiti and debris are seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Graffiti and debris are seen in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The slogan "Never Surrender" is spray-painted on a wall, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The slogan "Never Surrender" is spray-painted on a wall, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The slogan "Never Surrender" is spray-painted on a wall, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A catapult lies on the ground at the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A catapult lies on the ground at the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A catapult lies on the ground at the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A protester looks out from the balcony of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester looks out from the balcony of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester looks out from the balcony of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A protester sits in a courtyard in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester sits in a courtyard in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester sits in a courtyard in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Trash is scattered near a former frontline, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Trash is scattered near a former frontline, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Trash is scattered near a former frontline, November 20. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An "SOS" sign written with clothes is seen on the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An "SOS" sign written with clothes is seen on the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An "SOS" sign written with clothes is seen on the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 19. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A message is written in graffiti, November 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Police patrol on a closed highway surrounding the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police patrol on a closed highway surrounding the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police patrol on a closed highway surrounding the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, November 21. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A protester walks towards an evacuation route at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester walks towards an evacuation route at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A protester walks towards an evacuation route at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 20. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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