Hong Kong Yellow Umbrella protests saw main roads blockaded against traffic closing off whole sections of the Central business districts from 26th September to 15th December, 2014. Some of the main roads into and through the Central business district were completely closed off. The protests were mainly peaceful with occasional unrest from agitators against the police. There was huge public support and many areas had an almost party feel during the day. Many office workers ate lunch out on the streets. Students set up tables along the centre reservations of the highway and studied out on the streets. Many protesters camped out over night. There were even shower tents erected. The police and the HK government were largely patient and served legal notices to organisers and protestors. Eventually the police began to clear the streets. The objective of the protests was to demonstrate discontent with the perceived lack of fully open democratic elections being permitted by 2017, a date that protesters said had been agreed by Beijing.