29 Aug 2014 | OCLP
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014
Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Venue: Tamar Park (MTR Admiralty Exit A, 3 minutes by pedestrian flyover, lawn area)
This Sunday, August 31, will see the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress making a fateful decision on Hong Kong’s political reform. That same evening, Occupy Central with Love and Peace, together with the Alliance for True Democracy, Hong Kong Federation of Students, Civic Human Rights Front, Scholarism and the Democratic Party, will announce a series of civil disobedience actions in defence of the city.
With this invitation, we urge all citizens who support genuine democratic elections to attend this Rally, to express solidarity and to make your voice heard.
The Central Government is poised to throttle any hope of genuine political reform. Extensive media reports have it that candidates for Chief Executive would require consent of more than half of the Election Committee, that its four functional sectors would remain unchanged with 1200 members, and that no more than 3 candidates could be allowed to run. The three-ring blockage spells “pre-screening”, robbing Hong Kong citizens of real choices, inconsistent with international standards.
The OCLP movement is committed to the path of democratic dialogue and popular mandate. The people have already spoken. The people do not want to ‘pocket’ whatever is handed out to them. In our present system, only might counts. There is no justice. We urge each and every one in this city to speak up. Tell them we exist. We are here.
Acts of civil disobedience are about to take place, and it is not going to be a one-time thing. An oppressive regime will find itself confronted by years of all-out non-cooperation.
This invitation is a clarion call to all who belong to this our era. Come and bring with you your voice and things which make a loud sound. Sound a dire warning. Come in formation.
The wind is beginning to rise. We gather our courage and rise with it.
Benny TAI, CHAN Kin-Man, CHU Yiu-Ming
“Occupy Central with Love and Peace” Conveners
Suggestion: please bring along noise-making devices such as metal spoons, plates and pots, to wake up Beijing and the Hong Kong Government who have so far not heard the people’s voice.