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TVB news channelEdit

Report by local Hong Kong television channel TVB on their dedicated news channel.

  • Police began clearing Mong Kok of obstructions to traffic at approximately 5.00 a.m local time on Friday 17th October
  • Many protesters were asleep and confused when the police woke them and asked them to leave the carriageways
  • Police stated to protesters that they were there to clear the roads of obstructions, not to clear the protester from the site however protesters were urged to peacefully disperse
  • Police used grabber trucks to remove metal barriers and bamboo scaffolding being used as makeshift barricades. Also removed were tents, personal goods, supplies, bedding and any other material that protester didn't move away in time
  • Volunteers allowed to remove medical supplies and public address systems, but were given very little time to do so
  • Although the police stated that they did not intend to clear the site of protesters, they had closed of access roads and alleys around the intersection of Nathan Road and Argyle Street, unusually for the time of day the MTR station was open. Protesters were moved onto the sidewalk/pavement, when they could not be accommodated on the pavement they spilled into the alleyways and down Nathan Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui, once they had crossed the police cordon they were not allowed to return to the intersection.
  • Small number of protesters remain on the pavements surrounding the intersection
  • Among protesters interviewed by TVB, some said that they would join the occupations on Hong Kong Island, others said that they wished to remain in Mong Kok to maintain the pressure on the government.

Breaking news. will try to find print sources too.--KTo288 (talk) 23:08, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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