It’s a protest against the protest. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents signed up for an Anti-Occupy Central campaign. After five weeks of protests, an increasing number of people are speaking out against them. CCTV America’s Zhang Nini reports.
Thousands of Hong Kong people turned up at an assembly at Tim Sha Tsui. By getting together, they said they want to send their blessings and support to the government and the police. Residents held up banners and brought self-made posters to the assembly. Coming from different Anti-Occupy Central groups, these people are calling for law and order to be restored.
That concept was reiterated by the city’s top official.
“I will not resign,” chief executive Leung Chun-Ying said. “The solution to Hong Kong’s issue is to get back to the rule of law. Protesters cannot continue to pursue their ideals through unlawful means. Hong Kong will carry out an election according to the Basic Law and decisions of the NPC.”
Meanwhile at demonstration sites, Occupy Central organizers are conducting a different poll. They are trying to find out whether protesters will accept a government offer and clear out their camps. Results will be announced on Monday evening. So far, their protesters show no sign of ending their sit in, but the divide in the city is getting deeper.