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HK protesters steadfast in final hours before police clearance

Bands of determined protesters and hundreds of wet tents pitched near Hong Kong government headquarters were all that remained on Wednesday of months’ long pro-democracy protests in the final hours before police clear the main protest site.

“We’ll Be Back,” proclaimed a large yellow banner painted by a handful of students the night before. Police plan to clear the main protest site in Admiralty on Thursday, after 2-1/2 months of road blockades, protests and sporadic violent scuffles in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997.The sprawling urban campsite that sprang up on a major highway stands as a poignant symbol of Hong Kong’s stubborn and longstanding push for full democracy under Chinese Communist Party rule.

“Our aim is to let the world see what we demand and most importantly, that Hong Kongers can unite together,” said Kenneth Kan, a protester at the site. While some packed up possessions ready to leave, others vowed to stay until the end.


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