Yvonne Leung of the Hong Kong Federation of Students
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Hong Kong protester: 'Police tactics will fail'

Police in Hong Kong have clashed with pro-democracy protesters as they tried to clear an underpass near the city government headquarters.

Reports say hundreds of police officers wearing riot gear used pepper spray to disperse the protesters, arresting dozens of people in the process.

At a briefing before the clashes, police said they had to clear Lung Wo Road as it was a major thoroughfare.

A spokeswoman for the Hong Kong Federation of Students, Yvonne Leung, said the police action would only lead to more protests.

  • 15 Oct 2014
  • From the section Asia
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