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.
The police ended the main sit-in of the Occupy movement in Admiralty yesterday with the arrest of 247 people, including politicians, student leaders and a pop star. Traffic through the area resumed 75 days after the occupation started.
Stephanie Cheung says the bad feelings in Hong Kong today come from the top, so it is now up to our leaders to make sure peace is restored
Last night, Scholarism member Eddie Ng Man-hin ended his hunger strike after nearly 120 hours. Gloria Cheng Yik-lam, who also joined last Wednesday, is the only remaining hunger striker, demanding dialogue with government officials.
It may be controversial, but after seeing the police clearing out the Mong Kok and Admiralty protest sites, I realised that it's about time Occupy Central ended.
The three co-founders of Occupy Central surrendered to the police yesterday, along with nearly 50 supporters of the movement.
Scholarism leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung said he was feeling fine yesterday, as he approached the end of his first day on hunger strike.
Student leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung has been banned from entering parts of Mong Kok as a condition of his bail after he was charged with obstructing a bailiff who was clearing barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters.
Police used pepper spray on Tuesday to move protesters from part of Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighbourhood, but their often-tough tactics triggered hundreds more to rally to the demonstrators’ cause and take to the streets.