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Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order
Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order

Setting up what looked to be a final showdown between Hong Kong government authorities and the pro-democracy protesters who have occupied streets for nearly 10 weeks, a court has issued an order allowing for the removal of barricades from areas near government headquarters starting Thursday.  A local bus company obtained the injunction authorizing the clearance operation in the Admiralty district. Notices of the order were published Tuesday and posted in the occupation zone. Thousands of police were reportedly on standby to assist if necessary. Police indicated they intended to remove all remaining protesters from the streets. In recent days, the government has hardened its...

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