Day 59 of the Umbrella Revolution/Movement in Hong Kong. (Tuesday 25 November 2014)
The enforcement of the Mongkok injunction has taken place today with bailiffs assisted by police officers removing barricades and obstacles from around Argyle Street.
Overnight anti-government figure (and founder of anti-government website memehk) Stephen Shiu's car was damaged by 3-4 men with knives.
As police and bailiffs arrive around 8am, some protesters could be seen packing their belongings and relocating around the Mongkok occupation site to avoid being targeted during the clearance.
After a long delay with sound equipment faults impeding the announcement of the injunction and rowdy protesters shouting "I want genuine universal suffrage" at the bailiffs and police, the enforcement began around 10am.
Yvonne Leung from the Hong Kong Federation of Students is on the scene and has received a copy of the notice from lawyers as she observes the clearance.
Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary of Hong Kong has called on the students to distance themselves from the radical protesters and also for the HKFS to drop its 'unrealistic' demands in order for further dialogue to take place.
A number of protesters have refused bailiffs' orders to move on and have warned that they will use 'minimal violence' to arrest protesters for contempt of court. About 30 people are believed to have been arrested in Mongkok today.
Over 3000 police have been readied around the Mongkok area with riot police attending to sections of the clearance zone in the afternoon as scuffles broke out as protesters voiced their dissatisfaction at southerly police line's movement.
As night falls, the protesters do not disperse and police numbers increase with the continued occupation of Portland St and the area around the Langham Palace building. Pepper spray has also been used throughout the afternoon as the police have been condemned by some protesters for allegedly charging.
The protesters are being forced towards Nathan Road as several entrances of the Mongkok MTR station remain closed. The enforcement of the injunction for Nathan Road will take place tomorrow.
The police line in Mongkok assisting bailiffs in enforcement of the injunction to clear Argyle St. Picture Source: freakingcat/imgur