Hong Kong protesters, police heading for a showdown
October 5 , 2014
Giving an ultimatum of sorts, Hong Kong’s chief executive has warned that pro-democracy protests in the city must be cleared by Monday.
But after his statement, thousands of people gathered at the city center to rally against attacks on protesters.
In a televised address, chief executive Leung Chun-ying said the entrances to government buildings must be cleared by Monday so that state employees could resume work, and roads unblocked for schools to re-open.
The police have meanwhile denied allegations that they had in any way supported gangsters who assaulted protesters.
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