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Culture Jamming

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

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

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 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

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

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