Police dismantled the final umbrella movement Occupy encampment in Causeway Bay this morning. Traffic was restored around lunchtime as police made 20 arrests.
Protesters were given 30 minutes to pack up and leave. Most left the area, but around 17 people remained at a sit-in awaiting arrest.
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There was no attempt by protesters to resist or hinder the police operation.
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This week, Chief Executive CY Leung predicted that authorities would see a “furious resistance” by protesters during the Occupy clear-out operation. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam warned that “some radical elements” had infiltrated the Admiralty protest camp.
However, the clear-out operation was peaceful throughout.
Shots from the main Occupy site on the eve of police action to clear the pro-democracy encampment
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