Hong Kong police warn democracy protesters to leave camp before they shut it down Thursday

December 9, 2014 11:30 AM

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HONG KONG – Police warned Hong Kong pro-democracy activists that they have until Thursday to leave a sprawling protest camp which has blocked traffic in the Chinese financial hub for more than two months before authorities clear it out.

Authorities are set to move in after a court order authorized the removal of barricades, tents and other obstructions from the protesters' main camp in the downtown Admiralty district, setting the stage for a possible last showdown with activists demanding greater democracy.

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