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Hong Kong Authorities Tear Down Protest Site, Arrest More Than 200

Workers in Hong Kong dismantled barricades Thursday. A total of 209 people were arrested as demonstrators staged a sit-in protest.

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A total of 209 people were arrested during the clearance of the pro-democracy protest site in Admiralty.

LIVE: 209 people were arrested during #OccupyCentral clear-out in Admiralty, police say http://t.co/Yg24CXsbbP

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LIVE: 209 people were arrested during #OccupyCentral clear-out in Admiralty, police say http://t.co/Yg24CXsbbP

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Hong Kong singer Denise Ho was one of the dozens arrested.

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The so-called Lennon Wall — with its hundreds of multicolored post-it notes of solidarity with the protesters — has also been cleared away.

VILLAGE VOICE! MT @trey_menefee Maybe the last photo taken of the HK Lennon Wall #UmbrellaRevolution #OccupyHK

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VILLAGE VOICE! MT @trey_menefee Maybe the last photo taken of the HK Lennon Wall #UmbrellaRevolution #OccupyHK

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In a bid to preserve protest history, volunteers tried to salvage as many post-it notes as they could prior to the clean-up last night. They also took 13GB of photographs of the messages, to be uploaded to a website, the South China Morning Post reported.

"You may say I'm a dreamer..."“@scharlt: "all that's left of Admiralty's 'Lennon Wall' this morning #hongkong ”

Paula Sailes@psailesFollow

"You may say I'm a dreamer..."“@scharlt: "all that's left of Admiralty's 'Lennon Wall' this morning #hongkong ”

12:48 PM - 11 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Traffic is restored westbound, as cars, minibuses & taxis race through for the first time in 75 days #OccupyHK

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Traffic is restored westbound, as cars, minibuses & taxis race through for the first time in 75 days #OccupyHK

1:03 PM - 11 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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