Police Clash with protesters in Hong Kong

For weeks now, pro-democracy protest groups have occupied parts of central Hong Kong, calling for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Local police have been urging the demonstrators to leave for days, and have recently stepped up efforts to dismantle barricades on several major roads – only to have many of them rebuilt hours later. Tensions boiled over last night, leading to a violent clash between police and protesters.

Alan Taylor at the Atlantic has a stunning collection of photos from the scene.

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