As riot police advance towards Admiralty and Do You Hear the People Sing plays in the background, you could be forgiven for thinking Occupy Central has restarted.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying had to wait a few minutes to deliver his third policy address this morning in the Legislative Council chamber because of a protest by pan-democratic lawmakers.
While economists and industry leaders are counting the economic costs of Occupy Central, perhaps a bigger casualty than the economy of the street blockades is the further erosion of trust in Beijing among Hong Kong people, particularly the young.
Masked attackers hurled petrol bombs at the home and media HQ of Next Media founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying in coordinated attacks in the early hours of Monday morning.
The report initially promised by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor at a meeting with leaders from the Federation of Students in October, is now available online.
Where do you get your news? In the age of technology, I'm sure most young people get it through the internet, maybe even through social networking sites.
Occupy Central leaders anticipate another round of mass pro-democracy protests to be triggered when Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor launches the latest consultation on political reform today, saying they expected it to produce a conservative final proposal.
Student group Scholarism on Sunday invited four of the city's political figures for an "open dialogue" on political reform.
With the Occupy protests now over, it is worth looking back at what they achieved. Occupy has been a mix of patience, peace, enthusiasm, tear gas, anger, batons and even bloodshed. I felt relieved when it finally ended with peace and restraint.
Hong Kong police cleared the last Occupy camp in Causeway Bay this morning, which Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said marked the end to the mass protests that paralysed key areas of the city since September 28.