Hong Kong police clear main protest site

December 11, 2014 7:44 AM

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Hong Kong police clear main protest site

BEIJING – Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers closed in on the city's main protest site Thursday afternoon to clear streets of pro-democracy demonstrators and terminate the mass civil disobedience movement that has occupied major roads in the south China city for over ten weeks.

Earlier Thursday, bailiffs backed by police to enforce a court injunction met no resistance as they removed protestors' barricades in one part of the protest area. The injunction was brought by a bus company that has complained of disruption to its business operations.

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