#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – Nov.19 – A small group of protesters in Hong Kong clashed with police early Wednesday, while trying to break into the city’s legislature.
Police arrested six people in the clashes that came hours after authorities enforced a court order to clear some barricades, AP reported.
The activists used metal barricades and concrete slabs to smash glass doors at the legislature before police used pepper spray and batons.
Another group involved in organizing the protests, Occupy Central, said that those responsible for the violence misled the crowd into attacking the legislature by spreading “false information.”
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Lawmakers are also worried the incident would provide an excuse for pro-establishment lawmakers to push through a proposal to build a three-metre high metal fence outside the Legco complex SCMP reported.
“The violent acts have violated the principle of peace and non-violence underlying the umbrella movement,” Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit said.
“We feel the [break-in] will have a negative impact on the movement. We’re heartbroken.”