With rowdy crowds watching, neither student leaders nor government officials offered many concessions.
Authors who supported the protests — or who might support them — showed up on a blacklist.
Many rushed to save souvenirs and capture the scene and feeling of the “Umbrella Revolution.”
As demonstrators stayed in the streets, authorities appeared to be willing to tolerate a reduced protest.
At the Lucky Supply Station, youths who rode the wave of joy grow exhausted as protests fade.
But hundreds of demonstrators stood their ground, refusing to move and end their protest.
The attack on activists’ strongholds fuels suspicions about the involvement of pro-Beijing factions to fight protests.
On Friday afternoon, opponents of the demonstrations moved en masse against the occupation site in the neighborhood of Mong Kok.
His declaration capped a day of fast-moving events as China made clear it would not compromise.