Pro-democracy protester sleeps over a barricade at the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong
A pro-democracy protester sleeps over a barricade at the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong October 20, 2014. Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police.
The worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain handed the free-wheeling capitalist city back to China in 1997 entered its fourth week with no sign of a resolution despite talks scheduled for two hours on Tuesday between the government and student protest leaders. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)