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Clashes in Hong Kong as protesters attempt to reclaim camp

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Clashes in Hong Kong as protesters attempt to reclaim camp

<p>Clashes have erupted in Hong Kong as protesters attempted to reclaim their cleared camp in the Mong Kok district.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Police charge into a crowd of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's Mongkok district. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Photo?src=hash">#Photo</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/Alex_Ogle"><code>Alex_Ogle</a> <a href="http://t.co/v1SaK4bnqa">pic.twitter.com/v1SaK4bnqa</a></p>&mdash; Agence France-Presse (</code>AFP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP/status/538433293176541184">November 28, 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>During the standoff riot police charged and used pepper spray to disperse the crowd, who defended themselves with umbrellas.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/siuying"><code>siuying</a>: Meanwhile in Hong Kong, Tactical Unit is deployed against regular folks who just “shopping” tonight <a href="https://t.co/UbfEku20Ay">https://t.co/UbfEku20Ay</a>&quot;</p>&mdash; 忧忧芳草心 (</code>yyfcxo) <a href="https://twitter.com/yyfcxo/status/538386274948628480">November 28, 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The largely peaceful demonstrations turned tense after a group tried to burst through a police cordon on Argyle Street.</p> <p>Several of the pro-democracy protesters were arrested during the scuffles.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester shouts out as he is arrested in Mongkok this evening <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP"><code>AFP</a> <a href="http://t.co/yxiLzWma2p">pic.twitter.com/yxiLzWma2p</a></p>&mdash; Alex Ogle (</code>Alex_Ogle) <a href="https://twitter.com/Alex_Ogle/status/538427197006946304">November 28, 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Police had removed the camp in the financial district of Mong Kok on Wednesday, arresting more than a hundred people including student leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hong Kong police cleared protesters from a busy shopping area. Hours later, they were back <a href="http://t.co/nyPk7xrwYS">http://t.co/nyPk7xrwYS</a> <a href="http://t.co/iLqsrHjoJa">pic.twitter.com/iLqsrHjoJa</a></p>— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimesworld/status/537654507623444480">November 26, 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The activists are calling for open nominations for the Chinese-controlled city’s next leadership election in 2017. Under current rules Beijing will pre-screen the candidates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/hong-kong-heavy-handed-policing-will-only-inflame-protests-2014-11-28" rel="external">Amnesty International</a> warned against heavy handed policing, saying that excessive use of force would only inflame the protests.</p>