Image of Asia: Clearing out Hong Kong protesters

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Posted: Dec 11, 2014 7:31 AM
Image of Asia: Clearing out Hong Kong protesters

In this photo by Vincent Yu, pro-democracy student protesters in Hong Kong use tarps to form letters "We Will Be Back" before police moved in to disperse them. Signaling an end to a 2 ½-month Occupy protest movement, police in the former British colony on Thursday carried out a methodical peaceful operation to clear away barricades and remove protesters across a busy highway in the city's financial district. The activists are pressing for free elections for the city's leader in 2017, but China has ruled that a Beijing-friendly committee will screen all candidates.