Julie Zhu | 15 August 2014 | Financial Times
Hong Kong’s top politician has backed a petition designed to counter Occupy Central ahead of a planned march on Sunday opposing the demands of the pro-democracy movement, which is expected to attract crowds of more than 100,000.
Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong chief executive, on Friday took the unusual step of calling the media to witness his signing the petition for the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, which is behind Sunday’s rally. The petition reads: “I oppose violence. I oppose Occupy Central. I support peace in Hong Kong. I support democracy in Hong Kong.”