Hong Kong police use pepper spray, batons to push back crowds amid new scuffles

New scuffles have broken out between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day.

Police used pepper spray and batons to fend off a large crowd of people who had gathered in Mong Kok, and several protesters were seen knocked to the ground or carried away by police.

The chaotic scenes Friday unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district.