Officials to sign anti-Occupy Central petition but may not join rally

Peter So | 9 August 2014 | South China Morning Post

At least 25 political appointees to the government have either signed or said they would sign a petition opposing Occupy Central, although their participation in the August 17 march remains unclear.

“Individual officials will decide whether and how to participate in these activities,” said a spokesman for the political appointees, responding to media queries on whether they would attend the march organised by the pro-Beijing Alliance for Peace and Democracy. “We [political appointees] support activities that promote the implementation of universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017, in accordance with the law and the upholding of the rule of law.”

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