Dozens of tents belonging to the last holdouts from last year’s democracy protests were dismantled Wednesday, more than six months after the street occupation ended.
Officers from the Lands Department backed by police undertook the clearance in Tim Mei Ave. outside government headquarters, using heavy equipment to demolish large structures and grab-mounted lorries to haul them away.
After less than five hours, the former tent city was reduced to a pile of rubbish, according to public broadcaster RTHK.
Wang Deng-yao, one of the remaining protesters still camped out in the former protest site, was led away by policemen who refused to give him time to collect his belongings.
Several unfurled yellow umbrellas and banners emblazoned with pro-democracy slogans while others watched from the sidelines as their tent city was being torn down.
There were no reports of violence.
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