Hong Kong protest turns more violent as a police officer sustains arrow wound at campus stand-off

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Protesters occupying a university in Hong Kong have been firing arrows and launching petrol bombs at police with catapults as they seek to keep control of a barricaded university.

A media liaison officer was wounded in the leg with an arrow as violence once again flared in the Chinese territory.

Images showed the arrow embedded in the officer’s leg outside the campus of the Polytechnic University (PolyU).

Months of anti-government protests have caused turmoil in the city.

Protests were triggered by a now-withdrawn plan to allow extradition to mainland China but have since expanded into wider demands for greater democracy and for investigations into the actions of police.

The government recently confirmed the city had entered its first recession for a decade.