Hong Kong to shut all colleges until Sunday amid protests

Hong Kong to shut all colleges until Sunday amid protests

Anti-authorities protesters scout at a makeshift gate at some level of a standoff with riot police on the Chinese College of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) – All colleges in Hong Kong will slump classes from Friday to Sunday attributable to transportation disruptions, following a identical pass on Thursday, the Hong Kong Training Bureau acknowledged.

The bureau made the announcement in a commentary, and urged college students to steer clear of violence.

Anti-authorities protesters shrinking parts of Hong Kong for a fourth straight day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blockading highways and totally different transport hyperlinks to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

Reporting by Clare Jim; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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November 17, 2019

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