China accuses Britain of taking sides on Hong Kong protests

China's ambassador to London said on Monday (November 18) that foreign countries including the United States and Britain should stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, as protesters continued to battle with Hong Kong police.

Hong Kong police laid siege to a university on Monday, firing rubber bullets and tear gas to pin back anti-government protesters armed with petrol bombs and other weapons and stop them from fleeing amid fears of a bloody crackdown.

Britain said it was seriously concerned by the violence on both sides at Hong Kong's universities and called for safe passage and medical assistance be given to those trapped at the campuses.

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