Hong Kong police begin clearing major protest site

Scuffles broke out on Wednesday as Hong Kong police, many with helmets and batons, began clearing protesters from a major pro-democracy demonstration site in the city, Reuters witnesses said.

Reuters| Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014, 09:19 AM IST

Hong Kong: Scuffles broke out on Wednesday as Hong Kong police, many with helmets and batons, began clearing protesters from a major pro-democracy demonstration site in the city, Reuters witnesses said.

Police began cutting away cords binding metal barricades to clear part of Nathan Road, at the heart of the protest site in the gritty Mong Kok district, and started dismantling marquees and tents used by the protesters along the road.

Hundreds of protesters remained, but were pushed back by a large numbers of police officers. Several protesters who resisted were hauled away, witnesses said.