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Crowd tries to charge Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

Several hundred people gathered in front of barricades on a main road Monday, chanting, "Open the road!"

By: Associated Press | Hong Kong |
Updated: October 13, 2014 3:34:02 pm
Protesters hold up signs and umbrellas they gather outside of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (Source: AP) Protesters hold up signs and umbrellas they gather outside of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (Source: AP)

An angry crowd was trying to charge barricades used by democracy protesters to occupy part of downtown Hong Kong as a standoff with authorities dragged into a third week.

Several hundred people gathered in front of barricades on a main road Monday, chanting, “Open the road!”

They were held back by a line of police officers.

A pro-democracy student protester scales a traffic light pole in defiance to local residents in Mong Kok Friday night. (Source: AP) A pro-democracy student protester scales a traffic light pole in defiance to local residents in Mong Kok (Source: AP)

Some people tried to remove the metal barricades that protesters have set up to block off main roads near the heart of the city’s financial district.

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The protesters faced them from the other side of the barricades.

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