Hundreds of protesters with bricks, gas bombs and makeshift barricades have been holding up riots by police on roads surrounding the campus in Hong Kong's metropolitan area, just opposite the port of Hong Kong from Victoria. Authorities responded with tear gas and water cannons in skirmishes that flared up Sunday afternoon.
As violence escalated in recent days, protesters began using bows and arrows against police and authorities said a media liaison officer had been hit. leg with an arrow during a shootout on Sunday afternoon.
He was conscious and sent to a hospital for treatment, according to a police statement.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is just one of a number of university campuses used last week as a unifying point for the Hong Kong protest movement.
But unlike other campuses such as Hong Kong University of China, Polytechnic University sits in the city center, near a number of major roads, including the Cross Tunnel Crossing.
Protesters blocked these roads last week, seriously disrupting the city's public transportation system.
When the government stopped but did not withdraw the bill, the focus of the movement quickly expanded to focus on complaints of police brutality and broader calls for democracy.
On Saturday night, police tried to clear roads around Polytechnic University but were forced to retreat after protesters started fires on
"They showed complete disregard for the safety of everyone on the ground," a police statement said on Sunday, confirming that they were trying to disperse the group with tears  23-year-old protesters and alumni of the Polytechnic University told CNN that they had no plan and were just waiting to see how the police would respond. "If we don't go out, nobody will go out and defend our freedoms. The Polytechnic University is my home," he said.
On Sunday, the government announced that all schools would be closed on Monday as protests were expected.
Both the government and protesters refuse to back down, there is no immediate end to the demonstrations in Hong Kong.
He stated that "radical" protesters had traced the rule of law, and that "ending violence and restoring order" was, in Hong Kong, "the most urgent task."
It was only hours before a 70-year-old man who was struck by a brick during clashes between protesters and their opponents died from his injuries. Police have accused protesters of throwing the object that killed him.
The efforts of Chinese soldiers to clear roadblocks outside their barracks in Kowloon Tong were "a purely voluntary initiative by the community in itself," the Hong Kong SAR government said in a statement to CNN.