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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong clashes spur exodus of mainland and Taiwanese students

Police suspect one university battleground is being used as a 'weapons factory'

HONG KONG -- Thousands of Hong Kong university students from mainland China and Taiwan have been fleeing the city since early this week as campuses become battlefields pitting protesters against police.

Some students took free shuttle buses arranged by student unions, alumni groups and volunteers to the neighboring cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou, while others returned directly to their hometowns.

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