Hong Kong police, protesters clash; 86 people arrested

By Kris Cheng Lok-chit, Simon Denyer, November 25, 2014

HONG KONG — Police arrested at least 86 pro-democracy protesters here Tuesday, after an attempt to clear occupied streets descended into scuffles, confrontation and chaos.

On Tuesday morning, bailiffs and contractors wearing hard hats had removed some of the barricades in the shopping area of Mong Kok following an injunction brought by a minibus company that had complained that its business was hurt. Authorities have recently begun using bailiffs and the courts as a way to whittle away at the protest sites.

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