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Hong Kong police clear more protest sites

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Hong Kong police clear more protest sites
Hong Kong police clear more protest sites

HongKong, 17 October 2014: Police in Hong Kong have moved in to clear a pro-democracy protest site in the Mong Kok area of the city.

There were no reports of resistance from any of the demonstrators.

Similar operations earlier this week resulted in clashes, with one video of police beating an unarmed protester sparking public outrage.

The protesters, who are angry about China’s restrictions on Hong Kong’s leadership election in 2017, have been on the streets for three weeks.

In the third dawn operation this week, police wearing riot gear arrived in Mong Kok on Friday and took down barricades and tents that have blocked the streets for more than two weeks.

Thousands of protesters have previously occupied the area but reports said there were just dozens left when police moved in.

It was the largest of the areas to be cleared by police this week, with about 800 officers involved in the operation.

Source: BBC

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