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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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