Police officers remove barricades that protesters set up to block off main roads in Central district in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong protests: Police dismantle barricades 'in minutes'

Hundreds of police have used chainsaws and bolt-cutters to dismantle barricades put up by pro-democracy activists near the government offices in Hong Kong.

They also re-opened a main thoroughfare in Causeway Bay, a shopping district.

It is the second day of operations which police say are to ease traffic disruption, not clear the protesters.

Demonstrators have occupied parts of Hong Kong for more than two weeks.

John Sudworth reports.

  • 14 Oct 2014
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