Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing calls on protesters to go home

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HONG KONG (Oct 15): Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing on Wednesday urged pro-democracy protesters who have occupied the heart of the city for more than two weeks to go home to their families, a day after 45 people were arrested following clashes with police.

Li, Asia's richest man and chairman of property developer Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd, also said in a statement that if the rule of law broke down it would be the "greatest sorrow" for the Chinese-controlled city.

It was the first time he had made public comments on the protests.