Hong Kong police arrest 19 as pro-democracy protests enter second week

October 5, 2014 4:30 PM

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Hong Kong police arrest 19 as pro-democracy protests enter second week

Several of the 19 arrested are believed to have ties to organized crime, police said. The overnight scuffles between protesters demanding democratic reforms and residents frustrated with the week-long gathering injured 12 people and six police officers.

Pro-democracy protesters were defiant in the face of attacks by opponents and warnings by the Hong Kong government to clear the streets, staging a massive rally Saturday evening in the downtown business district.

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