OCLP clarifies claims made in BBC story

OCLP clarifies claims made in BBC story


Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) wishes to clarify inaccuracies in a story published about the Oslo Freedom Forum by the British Broadcasting Corporation on October 21st.


The three initiators of OCLP have never been in contact with Yang Jianli, let alone speak to him frequently or receive advice from him “on an almost hourlybasis”.


Neither has OCLP been in contact with or even know Jamila Raqib and Serdia Popovic, who are mentioned in the report.


OCLP’s members have not attended the Oslo Freedom Forum or received any specific training from the organisations mentioned in the article. OCLP has openly held “non-violent protest" workshops in Hong Kong but these were wholly organized by OCLP, without any support or intervention from foreign organisations. The claims made in a local radio news item, based on the BBC report, that the trainings took part in Oslo are simply untrue.


OCLP Secretariat

24, October 2014


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