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HK Occupy protests cleared from Central

12 Dec 2014 by ReggieHo

At 9am yesterday, bailiffs showed up at the main site of Hong Kong's Occupy protests at the merging point of Harcourt Road and Connaught Road Central. They were met with little resistance as protestors had been aware of the imminent action for days. New banners containing the catchy slogan "We'll be back" were put up. A number of arrests had been made. At 10:45pm, all of the tents and barricades built by the pro-democracy protestors were removed and traffic resumed on the thoroughfares that had been closed for 75 days.

Occupy movement Hong Kong

A small number of Occupy protestors have remained on a part of Yee Woo Road in Causeway Bay, in front of Sogo department store. In Mongkok, although the Occupy barricades and tents have been cleared (see story), protestors continue to turn up from time to time around Sai Yeung Choi Street, chanting "shopping" while gathering in front of shops.

The months long unrest resulted in scuffles and injuries but no fatalities.

Reggie Ho

 

 

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