OCLP calls for citizens to watch for students who are trying to take back Civil Square by peaceful means

OCLP calls for citizens to watch for students who are trying to take back Civil Square by peaceful means

 

Benny Tai Yiu-ting and Chan Kin-man, the Occupy Central with Love and Peace initiators, together with Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, retired Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, went to the Central Government Offices this morning to support the students in their sit-in for regaining Civic Square.  

 

Tai said that they will stay with the students until the last minute and that he is prepared to be arrested.  However, the Occupy Central operation will not be affected, not to mention being broken up.

 

OCLP urges the government to respect public opinion by letting Hong Kong people have a universal and equal suffrage.  The government must not suppress the students who want to regain access to Civic Square by peaceful means.

 

OCLP has received a lot of complaints that the police applied pepper spray to the peaceful protestors without any warning.  We believe the police has employed unnecessary force in suppressing the student protest this morning. We strongly condemn such action which not only violates the police code of conduct but also tramples upon people's freedom of expression. 

 

OCLP Secretariat

 


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