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Protest site cleared in Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong authorities have started clearing a protest site around 50 days after the pro-democracy demonstrators first occupied it, media reports say.  

    No resistance was offered as barricades were systematically torn down following a court order. Some protesters said they were considering relocating to another site.

    Though other sites in the city are still occupied by protesters, their numbers have dwindled.

    The protests had started after students and other citizen groups came out on the streets to demand a more democratic form of elected government for Hong Kong.

     

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