A recap of Day 18 in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution.
During the early hours of the morning, police use pepper spray and force whilst tearing down barricades and tents in Admiralty resulting in clashes with protesters.
Claims of police brutality emerge as TVB broadcasts footage of 6 officers beating up a protester identified as Civic Party member, Ken Tsang near Tamar Park.
Police have received formal complaints about the overnight crackdown as the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference warns that Hong Kong's economy is suffering.
Protesters in Mongkok and Causeway Way remain defiant and un-intimidated by the police operation in Admiralty despite their small numbers on the streets.
Amnesty International has condemned the beating of Ken Tsang as reports emerge that 45 protesters had been arrested overnight.
The Hong Kong Federation of students reiterated in a statement "that the government should listen to the request for a real election from the occupying citizens, and the demand should not be met by brutality from the authority".
Some clashes between Occupy and anti-Occupy protesters occur at the edge of the Mongkok protest site forcing police to separate the groups.
Leung Chun-ying's question and answer session in the Legislative Council has been postponed due to security concerns.
US based non-profit foundation, The National Endowment for Democracy has denied reports that it played a key role in the Occupy Central protests.
Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, releases a statement urging protesters to leave the streets as they have already made themselves heard.
The MTR Hong Kong Race Walking event on October 26 in Central has been cancelled with organisers saying that they are 'disappointed'.
Police have warned that they have enough people to "handle all situations" and reopen roads whilst Scholarism has condemned the police's use of force on protesters.
As protesters debate on whether to permit a resumation of tram services, a number of TVB journalists have spoken out at management's decision to alter the reporting of the Ken Tsang beating in the morning.
The Democratic Party have lodged complaints to police and have called for an investigation into police actions as well as announcing that it will send a delegation to a UN Human Rights Committee meeting in Geneva in regards to Hong Kong's elections.
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the police headquaters seeking to lodge complaints, however the police moved the crowds on away as Admiralty protest numbers reach 2000.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has once again urged Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, warning that London should speak and act cautiously to avoid sending any wrong signals.
Police attempt to cordon off protesters in Hong Kong. Source; Nora Tam/SCMP