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HONG KONG – Hong Kong authorities say they will remove some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.
The government said in a statement that police will be on hand Tuesday to assist bailiffs working under a court order to remove obstructions from the site, which activists have occupied for nearly two months.
The statement released late Monday said police are authorized to arrest anyone obstructing the bailiffs.
Protesters have been camped out on major thoroughfares in three areas of Hong Kong since Sept. 28 demanding greater democracy. The standoff has continued with no end in sight as neither the government nor the student-led protesters have shown any willingness to compromise.