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Nearly 30 Arrested in Hong Kong Protests: Reports

© REUTERS / Bobby YipProtesters protect themselves from being sprayed with "tear spray" during a confrontation with riot police at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong
Protesters protect themselves from being sprayed with tear spray during a confrontation with riot police at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong - Sputnik International
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Nearly 30 protesters reportedly have been arrested by Hong Kong police during clashes in the district of Mong Kok on Saturday morning.

MOSCOW, November 29 (Sputnik) – Hong Kong police have arrested 28 pro-democracy protesters during clashes in the district of Mong Kok on Saturday morning, RTHK broadcaster says.

According to RTHK, 10 people were injured, among them are eight policemen.

The police dispersed protesters using batons and pepper spray, saying the assembly was unlawful.

On Wednesday, it was reported that 86 people were arrested in Mong Kok district, as the protesters attempted to block the roads. The arrested were accused of assaulting police, possessing weapons and participating in an unlawful assembly.

Hong Kong’s Occupy Central pro-democracy campaign began in September, following Bejing’s decision to appoint candidates to run for the 2017 Chief Executive election. Pro-democracy activists flooded the streets, blocking the roads and demanding full universal suffrage.

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