Civil Human Rights Front has applied for a Hong Kong government permit to hold a march for universal suffrage on Oct. 1, China’s national day, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.
The march will start at 2:30 p.m. in Victoria Park and end in Chater Road in Central before midnight, with organizers expecting 50,000 people to participate.
Civil Human Rights Front convenor Johnson Yeung refused to say if the march is related to a planned sit-in protest by Occupy Central which could take place after the march, according to reports.
However, Yeung said people should be prepared, without elaborating.
Chan Kin-man, a co-founder of Occupy Central, said the group will take part in the Civil Human Rights Front march.
Another co-founder, Benny Tai, said Occupy Central will announce more details about the sit-in protest but stopped short of saying whether it will be held after the march.
Hong Kong police received four applications from groups planning Oct. 1 events, including Falun Gong, an organization banned in the mainland since 1999.
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