Hong Kong protesters turn violent as police reclaim turf

November 19, 2014 4:54 PM

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A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city’s legislature via a side door early on Wednesday and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm.

The flare-up came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, while leaving most of the main protest site intact.

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