Hong Kong police use pepper spray to remove students from government HQ

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By James Pomfret and Yimou Lee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Riot police used pepper spray early on Saturday to disperse dozens of students who had stormed Hong Kong's government headquarters, but an equal number held their ground in ongoing protests against Beijing's tightening grip on the city. Hundreds of students had forced their way past a police cordon and scaled perimeter fences at government headquarters, close to Hong Kong's financial district, late on Friday in the culmination of a week-long rally to demand free elections in the former British colony. ...