Authorities in Hong Kong are set to clear pro-democracy protesters’ main encampment in Admiralty district this week, hoping to put an effective end to more than two months of street occupations.
An official order made by Hong Kong’s High Court to largely clear the area went into effect after being posted in local newspapers on Tuesday. It was made when a local bus company won an injunction against the protesters, who are demanding free elections for China’s most international city.
The order applies to most — but not all — of the protesters’ camp on major roads abutting the Hong Kong government’s colossal central offices and the headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army. But it is widely expected that hundreds if not thousands of police will take advantage of the order to remove the entire camp, as well as clear a smaller protest site in the nearby Causeway Bay…
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