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Arguments break out at roadblock in Hong Kong

Monday, October 06, 2014 - 00:40

Arguments break out between demonstrators and residents opposed to the pro-democracy protests at a roadblock in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Angry Hong Kong residents, who oppose the pro-democracy movement that has disrupted the Chinese-controlled city, shouted at protesters gathered in Mong Kok on Monday (October 6). Hong Kong started to return to work on Monday after more than a week of pro-democracy protests calling for leader CY Leung to step down, with the protest movement facing a test of its stamina after more clashes with police and pro-Beijing opponents. In Mong Kok some residents shouted at protesters for blocking the roads and causing disruption. A resident accused protesters of being paid by Occupy Central, one of the campaign's main organizers. One woman was still shouting, as she was led away by police. The protesters remained at a stalemate with Leung's pro-Beijing government and there was no sign of movement on talks that were proposed to end the stand-off. The protests have ebbed and flowed over the past week, with people leaving the streets overnight to return later. The test on Monday will be whether that pattern continues in the face of the government's determination to get Hong Kong back to work. Over the past week, tens of thousands of protesters have demanded that Leung quit and that China allow them the right to vote for a leader of their choice in 2017 elections. Protester numbers fell sharply overnight into the hundreds. The protests have presented Beijing with one of its biggest political challenges since it crushed pro-democracy protests in and around Tiananmen Square in the Chinese capital in 1989.

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Arguments break out at roadblock in Hong Kong

Monday, October 06, 2014 - 00:40