(Leica X1; The famous placard man in Mongkok with placards calling for genuine universal suffrage for Hong Kong’s chief in 2017)
The Admiralty base camp of the over 2-month Umbrella Movement is going to be cleared off on Thursday morning Hong Kong time. The student leaders have publicly vowed not to defend the occupied area to avoid forced dispersion by the police. Stream of people came to the place to witness history and bid farewell to the movement on Wednesday night. The smell of sadness wafted in the air but was mixed with an undercurrent of strong sense of solidarity.
The News report has it that tens of thousands of people remained at the base camp overnight. The lone occupying protesters in Causeway Bay are expected to be removed soon afterwards.
“We will be back”, wrote a gigantic yellow banner glued on the highway at Admiralty. This seems to give a resounding conclusion to what the movement has achieved in the general citizens’ mind.
The following are some of the shots taken at the base camp.
(Camera: Ricoh GR)