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31 Images Of Hong Kong Police Violently Clashing With Pro-Democracy Protesters

Hundreds of officers used batons and pepper spray Friday on protesters who mobilized after their camp was raided by police.

Posted on October 17, 2014, at 2:09 p.m. ET

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Police hold a banner prior to clashes with pro-democracy protesters as they attempt to clear a road.
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Police hold a banner prior to clashes with pro-democracy protesters as they attempt to clear a road.

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A pro-democracy protester stands in front of a line of riot police at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong early October 17, 2014.
Bobby Yip / Reuters

A pro-democracy protester stands in front of a line of riot police at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong early October 17, 2014.

3. Riot police used batons and pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters who mobilized on Friday after their camp in the Mong Kok district was raided by police before dawn.

Riot police use pepper spray on protesters during a confrontation at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong.
Carlos Barria / Reuters

Riot police use pepper spray on protesters during a confrontation at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong.

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A pro-democracy protester is treated after being hit by pepper spray.
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A pro-democracy protester is treated after being hit by pepper spray.

6. Protesters scuffle with riot police in the occupied area in Mong Kok.

AP Photo/Kin Cheung

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A protester is arrested by riot police.
Bobby Yip / Reuters

A protester is arrested by riot police.

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A pro-democracy protester (top, R) stands in front of a barricade made from bamboo.
Bobby Yip / Reuters

A pro-democracy protester (top, R) stands in front of a barricade made from bamboo.

10. The clashes occurred hours after police conducted a pre-dawn raid to clear away the Occupy Central protest site in Mong Kok which had blocked key streets in the city's financial hub for several days.

Police officers clear away tents and debris after they launched a dawn raid to clear out the Occupy Central Mong Kok protest site.
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Police officers clear away tents and debris after they launched a dawn raid to clear out the Occupy Central Mong Kok protest site.

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A protester reacts as police disperse the crowd after removing barricades at the protest site.
Carlos Barria / Reuters

A protester reacts as police disperse the crowd after removing barricades at the protest site.

12. Hundreds of police officers charged towards the camp early Friday morning, removing barricades and dismantling tents and canopies, while protesters were asleep.

Riot police remove barricades after they moved in the occupied area by pro-democracy protesters.
AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Riot police remove barricades after they moved in the occupied area by pro-democracy protesters.

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Pro-democracy protesters scuffle with riot policeman after police dismantled protest barricades
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Pro-democracy protesters scuffle with riot policeman after police dismantled protest barricades

14. This was the police's biggest raid on a pro-democracy protest camp so far.

Pro-democracy students break down as riot police clear their encampment in the Mong Kok district.
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Pro-democracy students break down as riot police clear their encampment in the Mong Kok district.

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An elderly anti-Occupy protester (R) faces off with an pro-democracy protester.
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An elderly anti-Occupy protester (R) faces off with an pro-democracy protester.

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Hong Kong police keep batons and shields ready against pro-democracy protesters during a clash just after midnight in Mong Kok District of Hong Kong
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Hong Kong police keep batons and shields ready against pro-democracy protesters during a clash just after midnight in Mong Kok District of Hong Kong

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A Pro-democracy protester is arrested by riot policeman after police dismantled protest barricades in Mong Kok District of Hong Kong
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A Pro-democracy protester is arrested by riot policeman after police dismantled protest barricades in Mong Kok District of Hong Kong

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A pro-democracy protester is arrested by riot polices after police moved in the occupied area by the pro-democracy protesters.
AP Photo/Kin Cheung

A pro-democracy protester is arrested by riot polices after police moved in the occupied area by the pro-democracy protesters.

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Pro-democracy protesters celebrate break down a police barricade taking back a street.
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Pro-democracy protesters celebrate break down a police barricade taking back a street.

20. Tensions between the two sides escalated after the pre-dawn raid with large crowds of protesters gathering at the cleared camp site on Friday evening.

Protesters challenge riot police during a confrontation.
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Protesters challenge riot police during a confrontation.

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21. Award-winning Getty Images photographer Paula Bronstein was also detained by police during the confrontations.

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22. Other journalists covering the protests were also pepper sprayed and threatened by police.

A Hong Kong police officer (L) looks closely at a man (R) recording police movements with a camera.
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A Hong Kong police officer (L) looks closely at a man (R) recording police movements with a camera.

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Citizen journalist James Bang is wrestled to the ground by Hong Kong police officers asking for his press credentials.
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Citizen journalist James Bang is wrestled to the ground by Hong Kong police officers asking for his press credentials.

24. Several protesters were pushed to the ground and detained by police.

Protesters dragged away by riot police.
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Protesters dragged away by riot police.

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A pro-democracy protester cries in front of a line of policemen.
Tyrone Siu / Reuters

A pro-democracy protester cries in front of a line of policemen.

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A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district.
AP Photo/Kin Cheung

A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district.

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A protester carries a broken umbrella as he is charged by riot police during a confrontation.
Bobby Yip / Reuters

A protester carries a broken umbrella as he is charged by riot police during a confrontation.

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Riot police stand guard in front of umbrellas broken during scuffles with pro-democracy protesters,.
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Riot police stand guard in front of umbrellas broken during scuffles with pro-democracy protesters,.

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A pro-democracy protester holds a Captain America shield standing in between some local residents at a main street in Mong Kok district.
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A pro-democracy protester holds a Captain America shield standing in between some local residents at a main street in Mong Kok district.

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Pro-democracy protesters block a street at the entrance of police headquarters.
Carlos Barria / Reuters

Pro-democracy protesters block a street at the entrance of police headquarters.

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A pro-democracy protester within the Occupy Central movement rests in their camp in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong
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A pro-democracy protester within the Occupy Central movement rests in their camp in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong

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