Saturday, October 25, 2014   

Plans drawn up to hold protesters
(06-23 18:59)

The government is considering plans to use a police training ground, and a minimum-security prison in Stanley, to hold people who may be arrested during Occupy Central's proposed civil disobedience campaign.
No date has yet been set for the proposed civil disobedience campaign for some 10,000 people to occupy the streets of Central to demand true universal suffrage.
Occupy Central organizers have said they'll wait for the outcome of their ongoing unofficial referendum on political reform; and see if the government's reform proposal is in line with international standards of democracy before deciding whether and how to proceed.
But top government officials, and the police have repeatedly stressed that any such occupation would be illegal.
According to a government source, they're making provisions for facilities to hold potential detainees - if the campaign does indeed go ahead.
RTHK had been told that the police are 'prepared' to use the training college in Wong Chuk Hang to detain people who are arrested during the Occupy Central Movement.
No detailed plans were revealed, but the source noted that the facility can accommodate around 3,000 people.
The government is also said to be considering using a much smaller facility - the Ma Hang prison in Stanley for the same purpose.
The minimum security institution has a capacity of 220 inmates as well as clinically old prisoners of low security risk.
It's understood that the prison is considered to be a suitable option as the small number of inmates means they can be moved relatively easily.
The Correctional Services Department responded by saying it makes necessary arrangements for prisoners according to operational needs. --RTHK   
Other Hong Kong breaking news:
Protesters to hold street vote (10-24 18:08)
CY should consider quitting: Tien (10-24 18:03)
High Court hears injunction application (10-24 15:48)
Sharp rise in new flats (10-24 15:48)
Lion Rock pro-democracy banner removed (10-24 15:44)
Tung calls for end of democracy protests (10-24 15:42)
More dialogue urged between govt and students (10-24 12:06)
Eleven arrested in connection with protests (10-23 19:00)
Some makeshift barriers removed in Mongkok (10-23 18:59)
Protests risk turning into civil disorder: Court (10-23 15:32)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.