Student leader Joshua Wong arrested in Hong Kong

More than 80 people jailed in the last 2 days in Mongkok area

(ANSA) - Hong Kong, November 26 - Student leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were arrested in Hong Kong along with scores of other pro-democracy demonstrators after authorities cleared barricades and tents from the Mongkok district of Hong Kong Wednesday.
    More than 80 people have been jailed in the former British colony in the last two days in what could represent a turning point in the fight to wrestle greater political freedom from Beijing's control.
    In the second day of operations to clear the blue-collar neighborhood of Mongkok, the flash point of clashes, police in helmets, some equipped with pepper spray and tear gas, removed metal barricades, tents, canopies and other obstructions.


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