democracy movement

democracy movement

Main Hong Kong streets reopen after Mong Kok cleared 홍콩 몽콕지역 시위시설물 철거후 재점거 시도

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And turning now to Hong Kong. Traffic is flowing smoothly through the heart of the city for the first time since the pro-democracy movement began since September. This comes after authorities ordered riot police to clear out the area over the last two days. But it appears protesters there aren′t giving up so easily. Well, they′re definitely fighting back with force. Thousands of mostly young demonstrators returned this Thursday to the main protest site in the Mong Kok District,... as they clashed with police over what was... one of largest protest sites in the city. Earlier in the day, police officers completed clearing the area of tents and barricades, with only some posters remaining from the two-month occupation. Many local residents were upset with the government′s heavy-handed approach even though they agreed with the clearance. "I′m not quite happy, because I think it should have been cleared, the road, but not in that way." More than 100 demonstrators including key student protest leaders were arrested over the past two days in Mong Kok,... mainly for unlawful assembly and assault. Hong Kong officials have been pushing to break up the widespread protests for fully free elections in the territory, which have posed one of the the biggest challenges to China′s communist leadership in decades.