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UPDATE 1-Hong Kong expected to announce weekend curfew -Global Times

(Adds tweet was removed; HK govt did not immediately comment)

BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government is expected to announce a weekend curfew, China's Global Times reported on its Twitter feed on Thursday, 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 paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for a fourth day on Thursday, 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. (Reporting by Tony Munroe; Editing by Kim Coghill and Edwina Gibbs)