Almost nine months after protesters occupied Admiralty roads to call for democracy in Hong Kong, the final tents have disappeared from around the Legislative Council.

According to a local media report, one protester on the scene said she was glad since the result from last week’s vote was what everyone had hoped for. However, she also expressed hope that the government would restart the reform process to achieve genuine universal suffrage.

After the main protest site on Harcourt Road and Connaught Road Central was cleared in mid-December 2014, the cluster of tents on Tim Mei Avenue clung tenaciously to the pavement outside LegCo offices for months.

Earlier this month it was reported that as many as 200 tents were pitched in the area.


Arthur Lo

Arthur Lo is an undergraduate student currently on a gap year. During Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement protests, he worked as a fixer, translator and producer for foreign media outlets such as Al-Jazeera.