Report: Hong Kong expected to announce weekend curfew

A protester (centre) holds a bow and arrow as protesters gather at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong November 14, 2019. — AFP pic
A protester (centre) holds a bow and arrow as protesters gather at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong November 14, 2019. — AFP pic

BEIJING, Nov 14 —  The Hong Kong government is expected to announce a weekend curfew, China’s Global Times reported on its Twitter feed today, citing sources, but the tweet was later deleted.

The Hong Kong government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralysed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for a fourth day today, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled makeshift weapons, setting the stage for campus showdowns.

The Global Times is a tabloid run by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily. — Reuters

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