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Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to clear protest barriers
Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to clear protest barriers

Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws on Tuesday to tear down barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters near government offices and the financial centre, reopening a major road for the first time in two weeks. But late in the evening demonstrators retaliated by swarming into a tunnel on a major four-lane thoroughfare, bringing traffic to a halt and chanting for universal suffrage. Riot police tried to push them back with pepper spray and batons, according to a local news channel, but later retreated. Traffic flowed freely along Queensway Road after the protesters' obstructions were cleared early in the day, although other major protest sites remained...

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