Hong Kong Police Clear Mong Kok as Students Agree to Talk

October 17, 2014 1:29 AM

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Hong Kong police cleared protest barricades and opened roads in the Mong Kok district hours after student leaders agreed to talks with the government aimed at ending three weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations.

Police faced limited resistance when they moved in to clear blocked roads in one of the world’s most densely populated neighborhoods, removing barricades, shrines and tents. The southbound lane of Nathan Road, a main thoroughfare through the bustling shopping district, remains blocked with dozens of...

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