Hong Kong

Hong Kong Police Swoop in Against Protest Zone

More barricades removed in dawn raid


Dozens of Hong Kong police arrived at a pro-democracy protest zone Friday to remove barricades in a dawn raid.

Officers in riot helmets and shields descended on the district of Mong Kok to take down some of the tents and canopies there. Police said they were not trying to forcibly remove the protesters from the site, which is an offshoot protest zone across the Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the city's financial district.

Police surrounded about 30 protesters, who did not put up resistance. Officers used loudspeakers to tell protesters to leave the site, and there were no clashes between the two sides.