Hong Kong police began breaking down barriers and encampments set up by pro-democracy student protesters early Wednesday near a tunnel entrance close to government headquarters. Police are also seen leading protesters away in handcuffs.

The move comes as part of a citywide police effort to clear protesters from key areas. Hundreds of police moved in on protesters around Queensway Road, a central artery in Hong Kong. Protesters built barricades out of metal fencing, drainage covers and even bamboo.


Watch a live stream of the police action below via HK Apple Daily: