City commute in Hong Kong choked by protesters

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More violent clashes erupted on the streets of Hong Kong Saturday as student-led, election-reform protesters confronted police. Meanwhile, talks with the government took place to end the three-week stand-off.

CCTV America’s Han Peng reports.

City commute in Hong Kong choked by protesters

City commute in Hong Kong choked by protesters

More violent clashes erupted on the streets of Hong Kong. Student-led, election-reform protesters confronted police. Meanwhile, talks with the government took place to end the three-week stand-off. CCTV America's Han Peng reports.

In a city proud of its mass transit system, sudden stoppages have become a possibility anytime and anywhere.

Occupy protesters have gathered at three major sites: Mong Kok, Causeway Bay, and Central. In each area, they’ve blockaded roads, cutting off the lifelines that link the city’s different districts.

The problem has been made worse by the many routes that are served by mini buses. At each stop, long lines of passengers wait for buses that seem to never arrive.

Many of these commuters travel every day between their central offices and suburban apartments. Going to work has become a long and daily battle.