Police start clearance in HK's last protest zone

Updated: 2014-12-15 13:33


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Police start clearance in HK's last protest zone

Workers clean the main Nathan Road at Mongkok shopping district, after police cleared a protest site which has occupied the street for weeks, in Hong Kong, November 26, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police began clearing barriers blocking the main street in commercial district of Causeway Bay on Monday morning.

The site in Yee Wo Street has been occupied for two and a half months and was the last of the three Occupy camps cleared by police.

Ahead of the operation, police offered protesters 30 minutes to clear out, urging demonstrators to leave immediately from the short stretch of road in Causeway Bay.

Most protesters left before the clearance operation started at around 10:20 am local time.

Police warned to arrest those who obstructed the clearance.

Authorities dismantled the largest protest camp on Thursday, which was located close to the government headquarters in Admiralty.

In late November, authorities cleared another camp in Mong Kok, a crowded neighborhood on the other side of Victoria Harbor.