Thursday, April 24, 2014   

More 'polls' for Occupy Central
(01-02 15:36)

One of the organizers of the Occupy Central movement says the New Year's Day "civil referendum", which saw more than 60,000 people vote on political reform, is just the start of the process.
Professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting said the huge support for an open process for selecting chief executive candidates was no surprise, as most of those who voted on Wednesday were probably from the pro-democracy camp. But he told RTHK his movement wants to stage much wider and more representative referendums in the coming months.
Beijing has pledged that Hong Kong will be able to choose its own leader in 2017. But some fear those critical of the mainland will be filtered out in the nomination process.
Organizers of the annual New Year's Day march in support of universal suffrage say 30,000 people turned up to support the cause. Police estimated that 11,100 were present at the height of the protest.
The Secretary General of the Independent Police Complaints Council, Ricky Chu, said the rally was the most peaceful and orderly in years. --RTHK
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