Hong Kong police clear some barricades from protest site for second day

A pro-democracy protester takes a break as she sweeps a street after policemen removed some barricades, at a protest site at the commercial area of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police began a second day on Tuesday of removing some barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay.

Police removed some barricades early on Tuesday, according to a Reuters witness. Demonstrators have occupied the streets of the Chinese-controlled city for two weeks to demand greater democracy.

The Hong Kong government has said the demonstrations are illegal.

(Reporting by Carlos Barria, Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by David Gregorio)