The Straits Times
Published on Sep 12, 2012

Occupy Hong Kong activists camp out at HSBC headquarters


(REUTERS) - Occupy Hong Kong protestors camped out at an open-air plaza beneath HSBC’s Asian headquarters on Tuesday.

HSBC obtained permission from a court in August to take back the space after the activists remained beyond an eviction deadline on Aug 27. At around midday, officers entered the plaza and linked arms to form a human wall around the dozen or so protesters to move.

Echoing the global Occupy movement against corporate greed and economic inequality, the Hong Kong encampment attracted a commune of occupiers including students, young professionals, activists, the unemployed and homeless.