IN PICTURES: Beyond the barricades: Police clear the streets of Mong Kok
After almost 60 days of occupation, a court-ordered clearance operation finally began on Tuesday, starting with the removal of barricades and tents on Argyle Street. By Wednesday afternoon, traffic was again flowing through one of Mong Kok’s busiest intersections.
The first day descended into chaos as protesters, displaced from Argyle Street, spilled into Portland Street triggering a night of violent clashes with police across the district.
The second day of clearance operations on Nathan Road was more successful, with police taking over removal operations from bailiffs. They cleared through the camp in less than two hours, and opened up all previously occupied roads in Mong Kok.