Bailiffs Clear Admiralty Protest Site in Hong Kong

As expected, bailiffs carried out a court injunction to clear protest sites in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, following 53 days of continual street demonstrations. There was little violence reported as protesters generally did not resist the orders. By midday Tuesday, some protesters still remained in their encampments after police cleared the area. From South China Morning Post:

Protesters began packing up their tents voluntarily at around 8am, following an order by Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung that police officers could remove or arrest people who insisted on breaching the injunction.

The clearance began at 9.30am, when a bailiff and a Citic Group representative took to Lung Wui Road to tell protesters to go and take their belongings with them. [Source]

It was not clear whether authorities also intended to clear the protest site in Mong Kok, which was expected to face more resistance.

Both South China Morning Post and Wall Street Journal are following the events from the scene with a liveblog.

Read more about the protest movement in Hong Kong, via CDT.

November 17, 2014 10:57 PM
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