Hong Kong stamps out last major ‘occupy’ camp
HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) sealed off access to the plaza of its Asian headquarters after court bailiffs evicted Occupy Central protesters, ending the last major holdout of the global anti-capitalist movement.
The bailiffs carried out the dozen protesters and removed tents, couches and tables. Security guards pulled down metal grills, typically only lowered during typhoons, closing the pedestrian thoroughfare.
The Occupy Central protesters took over the plaza under the Norman Foster-designed building last October. Police in London removed campaigners on June 14, while U.S. demonstrations ended in confrontation with authorities in November.