• A huge banner set up by pro-democracy protesters lies on an overpass at the financial Central district in Hong Kong December 10, 2014.Reuters
  • Pro-democracy supporters take a 'selfie' photograph by a banner which reads "We'll be back", outside the government headquarters building at the financial Central district in Hong Kong December 11, 2014Reuters
  • Workers remove a banner at an area blocked by pro-democracy protesters near the PLA headquarters in Hong Kong, December 11, 2014.Reuters

3.30 pm (IST): The few protesters who remained on the Admiralty site, which has been at the centre of over two months of protests, were hauled away by the police who tore down tents and barricades to clear the protest site and mark the end of the pro-democracy demonstrations. 

2.15 pm (IST): The police have reportedly arrested one protester as they cleared the main protest site in Admiralty.

1.55 pm (IST): The police have reportedly issued a 'final warning' to protesters who are still on the Admiralty protest site to leave. 

1.05 pm (IST): The police have begun to dismantle tents from the Admiralty protest site after cordoning the area.
The 30-minute window the police had given protesters to leave the site has expired. However, several protesters have defied the police and have remained on the site. 

12.40 pm (IST): "We will be back" say protesters. 

Protesters have left banners and posters with the words 'We'll be back' near the main protest site where pro-democracy protesters have been camping for over two months. 

12.15 pm (IST): Police give protesters 30 minutes to leave or face arrest. 

The Hong Kong police cleared the final remaining barricades from the main protest site in Admiralty and called for a lockdown, asking protesters to leave or face arrest. 

"After half-an-hour, police will lock down the occupied area and set up a police cordon area... If anyone refuses to leave, police will take action to disperse or arrest them,'' senior police officer Kwok Pak-chung told Hong Kong's The Standard

The Hong Kong court had issued an order to clear the Admiralty protest site.

Pro-democracy protests have swept across the former British colony over the last two months, calling for democratic elections.

Protesters are demanding that the chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, begin talks of electoral reform after China announced in August that all candidates for the 2017 Hong Kong elections should be approved by a special committee, which protestors claim comprises only pro-Beijing members.

Earlier this month, the three founders of the Occupy Central movement had surrendered to the police and called for a retreat of protests. 

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