[VIDEO] Clashes in Hong Kong: Cops Mix it Up with Protesters in Tunnel, StreetsPosted: October 17, 2014
Pro-democracy activists clashed with police and barricaded a tunnel near Hong Pro-democracy activists clashed with police and barricaded a tunnel near Hong Kong’s government headquarters overnight on Tuesday, expanding their protest zone again after being cleared out of some other streets in the latest escalation of tensions in a weeks-long political crisis.
The demonstrators blocked the underpass with tyres, metal and plastic safety barriers and concrete slabs taken from drainage ditches.
Hundreds of police officer in Hong Kong moved in early Wednesday, to clear pro-democracy protesters from a tunnel outside the city government headquarters, clashing with protesters in the worst violence since the demonstrations began more than two weeks ago. Officers, many of them in riot gear and carrying pepper spray, pushed back the crowds, tore down barricades and removed concrete slabs the protesters used as road blocks around the underpass. The operation came hours after a large group of protesters blockaded the tunnel, expanding their protest zone after being cleared out of some other streets.