Thursday, December 18, 2014   

Students to 'occupy Central' after march
(06-30 14:35)

Student groups say they will stage overnight sit-ins in Central and Admiralty after the pro-democracy rally on Tuesday, to try to put pressure on both the central and Hong Kong governments to accept civil nomination.
The Federation of Students and Scholarism plan to occupy Chater Road and the area outside the Chief Executive's Office, from after the march ends until eight o'clock on Wednesday morning.
The Secretary General of the Federation, Alex Chow, says more needs to be done to get the government to listen to the people.
"We believe we need a more progressive act to push the government to recognise our voice and our suggestion, and only through an act of civil disobedience could really propel or change the mind the government," Chow said.
Meanwhile, pan-democratic legislators have urged people to take to the streets in record numbers on Tuesday.
They say the march isn't just about Hong Kong getting genuine democracy -- but also protecting the one country, two systems.
They've made a point of asking participants to protest in a peaceful and orderly manner.
But Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan acknowledges that some people may want to take stronger action.   
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