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Schools Shut, Classes Suspended in Hong Kong Until Sunday Amid Violent Protests

Anti-government protesters gather at the Central District in Hong Kong, China. (Image : Reuters)

Anti-government protesters gather at the Central District in Hong Kong, China. (Image : Reuters)

Anti-government protesters paralysed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth straight day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

Hong Kong: All schools in Hong Kong will suspend classes from Friday to Sunday due to transportation disruptions, following a similar move on Thursday, the Hong Kong Education Bureau said.

The bureau made the announcement in a statement, and urged students to stay away from violence.

Anti-government protesters paralysed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth straight day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

first published:November 14, 2019, 11:34 IST