Hundreds of HK police use sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers




 
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October 14th, 2014  
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Topic: Hundreds of HK police use sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers


By Donny Kwok and Bobby Yip HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city's financial center on Tuesday, a day after clashes broke out as anti-protest groups tried to reclaim roads. The police operation was the latest in two days to dismantle barricades after two weeks of protests, with the stalemate fuelling frustrations in the Asian financial hub and draining public support for the pro-democracy movement. ...




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