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Court orders path cleared at main Hong Kong protest camp

Hong Kong authorities cleared barricades around the main pro-democracy protest site on Tuesday under a court order to unblock roads and provide access to a commercial building. The owners of the 33-story building, CITIC Tower, had asked the court to get the entrance on the edge of the protest site cleared. Hundreds of protesters watched but did not interfere as police removed the barriers. Only those blocking access to the tower were removed. Tents and barricades around the encampment were left in place.