HONG KONG — Most anti-government protesters abandoned their occupation of Hong Kong’s universities Saturday, while the small contingents that remained harassed some of those cleaning up and kept a major cross-harbor tunnel closed.
City workers, residents and even some Chinese army troops stationed in the semiautonomous territory came out to clear streets that protesters had strewn with debris to slow down any police advance while they had been on campus.
For a city now accustomed to fierce weekend clashes between police and protesters, Hong Kong had a relatively quiet Saturday. About 1,000 people turned out for an annual Gay Pride event in the center of th…
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