Hong Kong students cleared from inside government compound

September 27, 2014 7:46 AM

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Hong Kong students cleared from inside government compound

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray to disperse protesters around government headquarters on Saturday, fuelling tension ahead of a planned sit-in by pro-democracy activists to protest against Beijing's tightening grip on the city.

Clashes through the night between police carrying riot shields and demonstrators underscore the challenges China faces in shaping its vision for Hong Kong's political future as a restive younger generation challenges its influence in the former British colony.

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