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HKFP Lens: ‘We’ll be back’ – As Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement campsite was cleared, protesters promised to return

As the fifth anniversary of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement arrives, HKFP looks back at the day protesters were evicted from the Admiralty base camp outside government headquarters. On December 11, as the remaining demonstrators left the site – or were removed – many left messages promising to return.

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Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Julianne Yang.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

umbrella movement 2014 clearance admiralty

Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

HKFP Lens: 'We'll be back' - As Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement campsite was cleared, protesters promised to return