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Armed with court order, bailiffs sweep Occupy activists from HSBC site

Security guards and bailiffs arrive at HSBC headquarters in Central to clear out the protesters. Photo: David Wong

Bailiffs and security guards evicted the final handful of "Occupy Central" activists from outside HSBC headquarters yesterday, ending their almost year-long campaign amid scuffles that left at least four people injured.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 9:50am 1 comment

Occupy Central, it's time to pack up

Security guards record the number of Occupy Central protestors and their properties at the HSBC headquarters in Central on August 29, 2012. Photo: Dickson Lee

The real message from Occupy Central does not come from the protest group but from the way the rest of us have tolerated its antics. The remnants of the unruly, self-styled anti-capitalist gathering are facing eviction. Rest assured, though, they will not face the same brutal police tactics as their far more successful and worthy Occupy colleagues did in New York and London.

31 Aug 2012 - 10:21pm

Eviction looms for remaining Occupy protesters at HSBC site in Central

Security guards inventory the furniture and personal items at the Occupy Central camp underneath HSBC headquarters. Photo: Dickson Lee

Security guards began making notes on the furniture at the Occupy Central site beneath HSBC headquarters yesterday afternoon, a hint that an attempt to evict the handful of protesters still defying a court order to leave could come soon.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

HSBC cleans up Occupy site while stragglers defy deadline to move

One protester didn't seem too bothered by Monday's court order for protesters to leave the camp. Photo: Nora Tam

HSBC started to clear up the Occupy Central protest camp under its headquarters yesterday as a handful of protesters defied a court deadline for them to leave.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am

'Occupy Central' protesters defy a court order to move

Security guards stand by near the Occupy Central encampment at HSBC headquarters, the morning after protesters made a stand against an eviction order. Photo: Nora Tam

It was supposed to be the end of the party, but the music played on.

As the 9pm deadline to move out approached, "Occupy Central" activists turned up the volume and sang and danced in defiance of the court order telling them to vacate the open space under the HSBC headquarters.

28 Aug 2012 - 11:26am

For graffiti artists, the writing's on the wall

Love it or loathe it, graffiti seems to be a dying art in Hong Kong.

In a city of seven million people, active graffiti artists estimate they are in a group of between 10 and 20.

Young 'writers', as they prefer to be called, are eager to start, but give up quickly as they see almost no opportunity to indulge in a passion others may see as mere vandalism.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Banksy (above, maybe) has been the target of art thieves, who have been removing entire sections of wall in Los Angeles adorned with the graffiti artist's stencils. When his work began to fetch high prices, the anonymous artist said on his website: 'I can't believe you morons actually buy this s***.' One of his pieces of art has 'I learnt a valuable lesson from this woman.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop Thierry Guetta, Shepard Fairey, Banksy Director: Banksy

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The can-do spirit

Street artist Prairie has one simple message for the people of Hong Kong: release. This tag can be found across town on walls, pillars, phone boxes and right under the nose of security cameras.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Street shooters

Start From Zero

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Know the Yes Men

It was inevitable that the Yes Men would pull a prank at the premiere for their new film, The Yes Men Fix the World, at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year. The group's founders, Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, wore inflatable costumes and blocked the red carpet of the BMW's Cinema for Peace gala. They said they would not leave 'until BMW stops making cars'.

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Question: What is your definition of success?

Kate Allen, 16, West Island School

25 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Sheep show has all the hallmarks of a Banksy hit-and-run job

The hip and cool converged at the Arts Centre on Wednesday for the opening of the Love Art exhibition, which prominently features works by British graffiti phenomenon Banksy.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Love Art

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Apr 23-28, 10am to 8pm

British graffiti artist Banksy is to make his Asian debut at the Hong Kong Arts Centre next Wednesday.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Her True Colours

Bright hues are in this season and nobody does bold better than Australian designer Kirrily Johnston, whose creations are winning fans around the world.

KIRRILY JOHNSTON LIKES colours. Not just any colours - she likes luminous tones such as lime green, mango and cobalt blue, and she's not afraid to incorporate these electric shades into her successful line of casual wear.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am