Date
18 August 2017
(From left) Chu Yiu-min, Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man say they didn't report the incident to the police because they didn't want their families to worry. Photo: HKEJ
(From left) Chu Yiu-min, Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man say they didn't report the incident to the police because they didn't want their families to worry. Photo: HKEJ

Threatening letter sent to Occupy Central founders

Pro-democracy activist Benny Tai said he and his co-founders of the Occupy Central movement had received an anonymous letter with a blade inside, warning them that their lives would be in danger if they carried on with the civil disobedience campaign, Apple Daily reported on Thursday.

Tai, along with Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-min, did not report the incident to the police so as not to worry their families, Chan said. They received the letter several months ago.

Several other volunteers of the campaign had received similar threatening notes, he said.

Meanwhile, Chan described their recent meeting with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam as meaningless, saying the official chose to ignore the opinions expressed by some 700,000 people who called for public nomination of the candidates to the 2017 chief executive election in a mock referendum organized by their group.

The chief secretary told them that the same number of people are also signing a petition against their group’s civil disobedience campaign, Chan said.

The three activists said they remain open to a meeting with central government officials, but no arrangements are being made at the moment, the report said.

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