A recap of Day 16 from the pro-democracy Occupy Central and Umbrella Revolution protests in Hong Kong.
Protesters agree to reopen Queensway on the condition that Civic Square is reopened to the public.
Anti-Occupy protesters stage a coordinated protest outside the Apple Daily newspaper's entrance delaying delivery of the pro-Occupy newspaper.
Police attempt to reopen a few roads and remove unguarded barricades in Mongkok but are blocked by protesters.
Demonstrators reinforce some sections of their barricades with makeshift materials in Mongkok and Admiralty.
Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong Chi-fung is celebrating his 18th birthday today.
By mid-day Queensway in Admiralty is partially reopened with protesters manning a checkpoint.
Protesters prevent Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung’s from entering the Chief Executive’s Office in his car.
The government has rejected the protesters calls to reopen Civic Square.
Next Media chairman and owner of the Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai Chee-ying may take legal action to prevent protesters from blocking his newspaper.
Police make arrests when a group of approximately 500 masked men from the anti-Occupy attack Occupy protesters in Admiralty and attempts to remove barriers. Television footage shows one member of the group being ordered to drop a knife to the ground by police.
The police form a cordon as taxi drivers demonstrate outside some barricades while truck drivers use small cranes to remove a few barricades.
Chief executive Leung Chun-ying met the press in Guangzhou as the chaos in Admiralty was beginning to unfold.
Edward Chin Chi-kin, a core member of Occupy Central's financial group has accused the police of turning a blind eye to the actions of truck drivers as Occupy protester's belongings and barricades were removed without their consent.
Police attempt to separate anti-Occupy protesters as Occupy protesters accuse pro-Beijing groups of acting like the triad gangs in public.
The Apple Daily's website has been subjected to a cyber attack.
The Occupy Movement has released a statement condemning the removal of barricades as a “violent act”.
Fourteen taxi, minibus and lorry groups have vowed to seek an injunction from the court to bar leaders of the Occupy movement from blocking major roads on Hong Kong Island and in Mong Kok, as they say the ongoing protests are seriously affecting their businesses.
Scholarism call on Occupy supporters to reinforce the protest sites at Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok and bring with them large objects to strength the roadblocks.
Protest numbers at the various sites have increased in the evening as students leave class.
Police have so far arrested three men in connection to the unrest in Admiralty and on the suspicion of weapons possession as well as assault.
As night falls there are about 500 Occupy protesters in Admiralty and 80 in Mongkok however anti-Occupy protesters are even larger in force on the streets as tensions in the atmosphere rise.
More tents have occupied Admiralty. Source: Kathy Gao/SCMP