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Hong Kong protests subside after tumultuous week, but few still remain on streets

Schools reopened and civil servants returned to work after protesters cleared the area outside the city's government headquarters.

By: Associated Press | Hong Kong |
Updated: October 6, 2014 1:49:08 pm
People walk to work on a main road to the Central, in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Hong Kong's civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled. (Source: AP) People walk to work on a main road to the Central, in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Hong Kong’s civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled. (Source: AP)

Passionate, student-led protests for democratic reforms over the past week in Hong Kong have subsided Monday as many residents returned to work.

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But a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out in the streets, vowing to keep up the pressure on the government until officials show they are sincere in responding to their demands.

Schools reopened and civil servants returned to work Monday morning after protesters cleared the area outside the city’s government headquarters.

HK-1-759-2 People take an escalator to head to work as the pro-democracy student protesters sleep on a roadside in the occupied areas surrounding the government complex in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (Source: AP)

About 25 protesters, mostly students, refused to budge from the site, and some say they plan to stay for as long as they can. Another couple hundred protesters remained in the Mong Kok area where some scuffles broke out over the weekend.

READ: Hong Kong protesters shelve talks with govt 

Parts of a main thoroughfare through the heart of the business district remained closed.

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