IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

October 14, 2014

Over the past day, police in Hong Kong have been trying to clear the streets blocked by demonstrators engaged in acts civil disobedience.

As NPR’s Frank Langfitt described it, police played a game of whack-a-mole with protesters. They cleared streets only to have protesters erect roadblocks elsewhere.

As Tuesday turned into Wednesday, the clashes turned more violent, as police used pepper spray to disperse the protesters. If you remember, demonstrators — many of them students — took to the streets more than two weeks ago, demanding to vote for their representatives directly.

The story today is best told through pictures. So we’ll leave you with a few:

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