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More than 500 arrested in Hong Kong's huge show of civil disobedience

Published on Jul 2, 2014 11:41 AM

SOME sobbed, others kicked out, as they were carried away.

By 8.30am Wednesday, following a five and half-hour police operation, Chater Road in Hong Kong's financial district was finally cleared, ending the city's biggest exercise of civil disobedience in recent history.

A total of 511 people were arrested, said the police. They are accused of illegal assembly and obstructing police officers in their execution of duty.

By mid-morning, traffic flowed again through one of the main arteries in Central.

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