Date
17 October 2017
Robert Chow, a spokesperson for the pro-Beijing Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said many people in Hong Kong oppose the ongoing protests. Photo: HKEJ
Robert Chow, a spokesperson for the pro-Beijing Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said many people in Hong Kong oppose the ongoing protests. Photo: HKEJ

Anti-Occupy voices getting stronger in Hong Kong, says CCTV

The voices of those opposing the Occupy protest movement in Hong Kong are getting stronger, China Central Television reported on Monday.

In its report on the street protests in the territory, the state-backed broadcaster featured interviews with Robert Chow Yung, a spokesperson for the pro-Beijing Alliance for Peace and Democracy; Annie Wu Suk-ching, a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; and Leticia Lee, a convener of the Alliance in Support of Our Police Force.

In the interview, Chow said the Hong Kong government and most of the citizens don’t want the situation in the territory to get worse, adding that many people in the city oppose the ongoing protests.

Wu said young people are being manipulated by organizers who are hidden in the dark to oppose the local and central government. She warned students not to be carried away by feelings that they are being heroes or heroines by joining the street protests, adding that they should be aware of “the power behind the curtain”.

The report also mentioned that schools in Wan Chai, Central and Western districts, which have been affected by the protests since last week, will resume classes on Monday.

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