HONG KONG (AP) — Workers in Hong Kong on Tuesday started clearing
away barricades at one site of the student protest that has rocked the
city for the last two months.
The removal comes after a Hong Kong
court granted a restraining order against the protesters last week
requiring them to clear the area in front of a tower in the central part
of Hong Kong as well a separate order against a second protest site
Mong Kok brought by taxi and minibus operators.
The workers could
be seen cutting plastic ties holding the barricades together. Students,
who have been protesting for greater democracy in the former British
colony, did not resist. Some protesters had already moved their tents to
other parts of the protest zone ahead of the clearance operation."
Students are being peaceful. The government is being peaceful, after first attacking the protesters. It looks like people are learning how best to do this.