BEIJING, Nov 14 — The Hong Kong government is expected to announce a weekend curfew, China’s Global Times reported on its Twitter feed today, citing sources, but the tweet was later deleted.
The Hong Kong government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralysed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for a fourth day today, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled makeshift weapons, setting the stage for campus showdowns.
The Global Times is a tabloid run by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily. — Reuters