Occupy Central Defies Deadline as Monday Morning Dawns

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Occupy Central Defies Deadline as Monday Morning Dawns

A woman stands between two umbrellas as she looks over the bridge to Admiralty district on Sunday in Hong Kong. (Photo: Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Image)

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Hong Kong's Occupy Central protesters remained defiantly occupying streets surrounding the city's government headquarters in the early hours of Monday, with no sign that they would meet a deadline to clear the area by morning. 

Embattled Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying had said his administration is determined to "take all necessary actions to restore social order" and allow government staff to resume work by Monday morning. But The Hong Kong government said Monday morning that riot police have pulled back from the pro-democracy demonstrations.

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