Hong Kong protesters break into legislature as tensions rise again

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 1:42 PM

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city's legislature early on Wednesday before police intervened to prevent others storming the building in a sudden escalation of tensions after a period of calm.

The incident came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, while leaving most of the main protest site intact.

(Reporting by James Pomfret; Editing by Crispian Balmer)