Date
26 September 2017
A week-long walking tour by supporters of Hong Kong's civil referendum will rally voters. Photo: HKEJ
A week-long walking tour by supporters of Hong Kong's civil referendum will rally voters. Photo: HKEJ

Walk for referendum kicks off Saturday

Supporters of Hong Kong’s civil referendum will launch a week-long walk to get people to go out and vote.

They include Cardinal Joseph Zen, 82, former legislator Martin Lee, 74, former lawmaker Audrey Eu and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, founder of Occupy Central, a civil disobedience movement which is organizing the referendum.

The marchers will walk continuously 12 hours a day or about 20 kilometers across different districts, AM730 reported Wednesday.  

Former chief secretary Anson Chan will appear in Central on the last day of the walk to lead the crowd in singing a revised Chinese version of “Do you hear the people sing?”, urging people to fight for democracy and the right to vote for the next chief executive and legislators.

The walk will start at 8 a.m. Saturday and end on June 20. The referendum will be held from June 20 to 22.

Details and updates of the campaign will be posted on Facebook.

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