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Bailiffs shut down Hong Kong's long-running Occupy camp

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'Occupy' protesters hold onto their position during an eviction process from the HSBC bank headquarters area in Hong Kong on September 11, 2012. The authorities sent bailiffs to evict protesters camped outside the bank's headquarters, the last outpost of the anti-capitalist movement in Asia.

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A bailiff, left, shows a notice to a protester as members of the media crowd around during an eviction process from the HSBC bank headquarters area in Hong Kong on September 11, 2012.

The Associated Press reports from Hong Kong — One of the global Occupy movement's longest-running encampments came to an end Tuesday in Hong Kong as bailiffs cleared out anti-capitalist activists and their belongings from a site underneath HSBC's Asian headquarters.

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As nightfall neared, a handful of them clung to two sofas, all that was left of a camp that had included a dozen tents, tables, bookcases, gas cookers and lamps. They were surrounded by black-clad bailiffs who dragged them away one by one after earlier cataloguing and packing up their belongings. Read the full story.

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Bailiffs remove a tent erected by protesters at their camp outside the HSBC bank headquarters in Hong Kong on September 11, 2012.

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Bailiffs remove a protester from the headquarters of HSBC in Hong Kong on September 11, 2012.

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