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7,000 police deployed today to clear the roads

Reporter: Zhu Dan 丨 CCTV.com

12-11-2014 14:44 BJT

Earlier we spoke to our correspondent Zhu Dan in Hong Kong. She says it's estimated that 7,000 police are being deployed today to clear the roads. And police have warned the public not to enter the Admiralty district, as it's a high-risk area.

 7,000 police are being deployed today to clear the roads. And police have warned the public not to enter the Admiralty district, as it

7,000 police are being deployed today to clear the roads. And police have warned the public not to enter the Admiralty district, as it's a high-risk area.

This is the starting point of the whole occupation area in Admiralty and central area. As you can see, the bailiffs are removing the barricades set by the protesters. Mealier the bailiffs have read the injunction order again here. This road is the main thoroughfare of central HK, and leads to the government headquarters and legislative council building. For the past more than two months, the whole area is occupied.

Before entering the heart of the occupation area in Admiralty, there are three major barricades set by the protesters, and dozens of workers used cutters to separate the barriers, which are held together tape, cable ties and even bicycle locks.

Police have been watching around the site, and warned the public not to enter the Admiralty are today, as it’s a high risk area today. It’s estimated that 7,000 police have been deployed today.

While still some protesters in the main occupation area refused to leave, and saying the authorities can clear the barricades, but can’t stop them from protesting in the future.

The whole clearance operation is expected to last until midnight.

 

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