Yesterday was the 24th straight weekend of anti-government protests.
Protests have occurred nearly daily, sometimes with little or no notice, disrupting business and piling pressure on the government.
Riot police were deployed to stations, while protesters set up roadblocks and barricades on main thoroughfares.
When another protestor, in a black attire, challenged him, the policeman shot the demonstrator in the torso.
The "Grads Home" service was established in 2013 to provide short-term accommodations to recent graduates looking for jobs in the tech hub. Groups of protesters fanned out across the city setting up blockades and vandalizing subways stations and intersections.
Farther afield, students and others at the Chinese University of Hong Kong hunkered down for another possible clash with police.
Hundreds of masked protesters, many of them students, hurled back petrol bombs, rocks and bricks, some launched with catapults.
The day materialised to be one of the most dramatic in over five months of protests.
Office workers filled the sidewalks and overhead walkways to watch the action, with some joining the protesters in chanting.
Classes were canceled, and clashes were particularly intense at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
"The police have a duty to ensure that this public safety is maintained", he told reporters.
At around 10 p.m., the police water cannon truck arrived at the bridge, firing blue-dyed water to disperse the protesters.
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The protests have dealt a blow to the local economy and Hong Kong recently tipped into recession. As of Wednesday mid-morning, several thousand students were on campus, many armed with petrol bombs, bows, and other impromptu weapons, as more supplies were brought to campus by vehicle and on foot.
Protesters and police battled through the night at university campuses and other locations only hours after police Senior Superintendent Kwong Wing-cheung said the city had been pushed to the "brink of a total breakdown" by protesters committing "insane acts".
Non lethal rounds and tear gas were fired at two university campuses on Monday morning in stand-offs between riot police and students.
The injunction would also block police from using crowd control weapons, such as tear gas and rubber bullets at the university. A decision is expected late Wednesday.
The city's religious leaders appealed Wednesday for an end to the violence and called on both police and protesters to show restraint.
"Continuing this rampage is a lose-lose situation for Hong Kong", Tse said.
Hong Kong is preparing for November 24 district council elections that are seen as a measure of public sentiment toward the government.
"At this very critical point, the people of Hong Kong must unite and say no to violence", said a statement issued by the leaders of Hong Kong's six major religious groups.
From Hong Kong, NPR's Julie McCarthy reports this months-long conflict now has taken a risky turn. "Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and can not be interfered by any external forces", he said at a daily briefing.
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The five experts of the panel were announced in September by the IPCC to advise the council as the rift between the government and protesters widened, with activists including the establishment of an independent inquiry into police conduct as one of their five demands.
Protesters are angry about what they see as police brutality and meddling by Beijing in the freedoms guaranteed to Hong Kong under the "one country, two systems" formula put in place when the former British colony was returned to Chinese rule in 1997.