Hong Kong police deny raiding Polytechnic University in overnight standoff

The Hong Kong  Police Force denies accusations that it "raided" the premises of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in an overnight standoff between masked rioters.

Clarifying in a media release on Monday morning, the police slammed the rumor as "totally false."

Rioters gathered Sunday at PolyU and set fire to the flyover connecting the campus and the Hung Hom MRT station.

Till 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning, fires and explosions were still seen and heard inside PolyU as police tried to conduct dispersal and arrest operations.