Mob Attacks Hong Kong Protesters as Students Shelve Talks

October 3, 2014 6:37 PM

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators were attacked by hundreds of men at two sites in the city, prompting student leaders to shelve talks with the government aimed at ending street protests that engulfed the city for the past week.

The city’s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying appealed for calm tonight after the men, who began gathering in the afternoon, tried to remove barricades, shouted abuse and tussled with students. The violence forced protesters to leave some streets they had occupied for the past week, with police escort...

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