Hong Kong police arrest lawmaker and pro-democracy activist Leung Kwok-Hung during a sit-in Thursday as police clear the main protest site in the Admiralty district. Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A policeman clashes with pro-democracy protesters during an operation to clear an occupied road near the government headquarters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong early on Monday. Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Masked pro-democracy protesters move a barricade farther away from an office tower Tuesday in accordance to a court injunction to clear up part of the protest site, after the arrival of bailiffs outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Authorities were preparing to clear part of a key area of the heart of the city that has been occupied by the demonstrators for nearly two months. Tyrone Siu/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Federation of Students representatives Alex Chow Yong-kang (second left), Eason Chung Yiu-wa (second right) and Nathan Law Kwun-chung (right) talk to the media before trying to board a plane to Beijing on Saturday. They were told that Beijing authorities had revoked their travel documents. Jerome Favre/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party
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Pro-democracy protesters carrying portraits of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying march to his residence in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Bobby Yip/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Hong Kong Federation of Students council members attend a meeting with senior Hong Kong government officials in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Tyrone Siu/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Pro-democracy protesters gather during a rally of the ongoing Occupy Central movement in the Admiralty District of Hong Kong on Monday. The territory's leader has accused foreign elements of helping stoke unrest. Jeon Heon-kyun/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Pro-democracy protesters shout slogans during a standoff with police outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now
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An umbrellas is placed near tents set up by pro-democracy protesters in an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong on Thursday. Hong Kong officials have revived an offer for talks with the activists, but also emphasized that Beijing will never agreed to their demand for open elections. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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A student prays in front of a temporary altar during a rally outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 24. Bobby Yip/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith
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Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference at a government office Thursday in Hong Kong. She announced that her government was calling off planned talks with student activists. Rolex Dela Pena/EPA/Landov hide caption

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