Following the political turmoil in Hong Kong, amidst a tense situation in which a petrol bomb was dropped near Polytechnic University campus, police in the city said the "rioters" would respond with live ammunition if they continued to use lethal weapons.
The word used by Hong Kong police to describe the protesters was the rioters.
Accordingly, the Hong Kong police are in the firing line if protesters continue to use lethal weapons.
Hong Kong police today issued a statement calling for the government to stop using lethal weapons to attack officials.
Protesters at the university responded to the blue dyed-water attacks by police with petrol bombs, while police Special Task Force personnel entered the university premises just before daybreak and seized dozens of protesters. The live broadcast of the event saw a series of horrific events, including a large fire near the university.