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Pro-democracy protest camp dismantled in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police on Friday cleared one of three main pro-democracy protest camps that have been blocking traffic in the Chinese-controlled city for three weeks. When hundreds of officers, wearing helmets and carrying riot shields and batons, surrounded protesters sleeping in dozens of tents in the Mong Kok neighborhood, the demonstrators packed their things and left voluntarily, without violence. Police then removed the protesters' barricades and traffic returned to normal. Read more at The Washington Post.