Hong Kong protesters fire bows and arrows from campus fortress

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Hong Kong protesters shot bows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university campus on Sunday.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus was one of five universities that protesters used to block the city's central cross-harbour road tunnel. 

According to reports, a policeman and a media officer were wounded in the incident. 

Clashes also broke out on the artery of Nathan Road of Mong Kok, a frequent venue for unrest.

Meanwhile, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were seen monitoring developments from a base close to the university.

It comes after a government spokesman clarified that the military had initiated the operation as a "voluntary community activity" and not at the request of the government.

Earlier, the soldiers were seen helping residents clear debris that blocked key roads.

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