The Occupy protests have caused discord and frictions among some families in Hong Kong, with parents and children not seeing eye to eye on the merits of the civil disobedience movement.
Given this situation, it was quite a sight to behold Civic Party lawmaker Kenneth Chan ka-lok and almost all his family team up and march jointly in a pro-democracy rally over the weekend.
Chan, his wife and three daughters joined the rally organized by the Civil Human Rights Front on Sunday. His pretty daughters held aloft three yellow umbrellas bearing the message “genuine universal suffrage” in Chinese, attracting a lot of attention from the media as well as other protesters.
Two people from the family who were missing from the protest were Chan’s elder daughter and his son. But the son is just two years old. Chan’s wife hails from Poland.
During the Legco election in 2012, Chan received help from his daughters as they distributed leaflets and made a promotional video.
The lawmaker said in a Facebook post earlier that he hopes the next generation will be able to grow up and build their families in a society with health, peace, freedom, democracy and justice.
More than 500 people participated in yesterday’s march, according to the organizers. The police said the number of protesters reached 740 at the peak.
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