Student demonstrators in Hong Kong began to retreat to comply with an ultimatum handed down over the weekend by the city’s Chief Executive. Hong Kong’s top leader, C.Y. Leung, called on occupiers to end their demonstrations by Monday so that government workers can return to work. Protesters did not disperse, but did open up a key road to let civil servants through.
Meanwhile, one of the groups behind the protests said it had met with Hong Kong officials to set up future talks with the city’s second in command in the hope of bringing the protests to a peaceful resolution.
As the protests drag on to its 10th day, some in the city of 7 million are showing signs of frustration. A counter-protest group calling themselves the Blue Ribbons have emerged over the weekend to support the Chinese government and Hong Kong police.
What does the future hold for the student-led movement? What should protesters do? Should they withdraw?
Lily Kuo, reporter at Quartz covering the protests in Hong Kong. She is based in Hong Kong