Pro-democracy protesters of the Occupy Central movement remain at an intersection as foreign nationals walk by in Mong Kok District of Hong Kong
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Hong Kong protests: Why is Mong Kok important?

Student leaders in Hong Kong are calling on supporters of the ongoing pro-democracy movement there to resist using violence when confronting police.

Their plea comes after several nights of clashes between demonstrators and riot police at the second-largest protest site, in the Hong Kong neighbourhood of Mong Kok.

But why do the protesters think the Mong Kok site is so important?

The BBC's Celia Hatton reports.

  • 19 Oct 2014
  • From the section Asia
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