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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