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Hong Kong authorities accused of hiring thugs after clashes

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Police have announced that they would soon move to clear more 'obstacles' at both the Admiralty site and a secondary site in the shopping hub of Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong

CHAOS erupted in central Hong Kong on Monday as dozens of masked men rushed barricades at the city's main pro-democracy site, sparking renewed accusations that the authorities are using hired thugs to disperse demonstrators.

Groups of men, many wearing surgical masks,