Bangalore, Oct 15: Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers moved in early on Wednesday to clear pro-democracy protesters out of a tunnel outside the city government headquarters in the latest escalation of tensions in a weeks long political crisis.
Officers, many of them in riot gear and wielding pepper spray, tore down barricades and concrete slabs around the underpass.
Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee and his daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee attended a reception hosted by Indian Ambassador to Norway, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne (R) in Oslo.
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Police officers push the protesters out to a nearby park to clear the main roads outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty.
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Dinner hosted for Pranab Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee and his daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee during a reception hosted by Indian Ambassador to Norway, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne (R) in Oslo.
Pranab Mukherjee being received by the officials of Finland
President Pranab Mukherjee being received by the officials of Finland on his arrival at Helsinki Airport.
Obama speaks about operations in Iraq
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