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Fears of a Tiananmen Square-style massacre grew in Hong Kong Tuesday as up to 200 protesters remained trapped at the city's Polytechnic University in a standoff with police. Around 600 people were evacuated overnight, 200 of them children, but a hard core of protesters remained, fearful of being arrested and charged with rioting. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam urged them to put down their weapons and come out, saying that surrender is the only option left. Meanwhile parents waiting outside the campus for their children to come out said they feared a massacre after police threatened to use live ammunition if the situation becomes 'uncontrollable'.