Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders

Publié: 26 novembre 2014 dans Chine, Hong Kong, Informations générales
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HONG KONG – Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony.

On the second day of the operation to clear one of three protest zones, police in helmets swiftly removed metal barricades, tents, canopies and other obstructions in Mong Kok, a crowded, blue-collar neighbourhood that has been the flash point of earlier clashes.

The two remaining protest zones are the sprawling main camp next to government headquarters on the edge of the financial district and a smaller one in the Causeway Bay shopping district.

Many protesters scattered during the police clearance Wednesday, but a handful faced off briefly against dozens of officers on a side street, determined to await supporters that they expected would join them in the evening after getting…

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