Date
19 September 2017
Democratic Party members Richard Tsoi (right) and Josephine Chan (left) are planning to surrender to the police, along with the co-founders of Occupy Central. Photos: HKEJ
Democratic Party members Richard Tsoi (right) and Josephine Chan (left) are planning to surrender to the police, along with the co-founders of Occupy Central. Photos: HKEJ

Occupy Central co-founders set surrender date

Occupy Central’s co-founders, along with two Democratic Party politicians, plan to surrender to the Hong Kong police on Dec. 5, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.

Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming will hold a press conference next week to announce details of their plan.

Democratic Party vice chairman Richard Tsoi and partymate Josephine Chan said they will also turn themselves in, the report said.

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, is considering a similar option.

All have said they will leave pro-democracy protesters in the dwindling street occupation to decide for themselves.

Democratic Party chairman Emily Lau said several party members plan to surrender before or after the protest ends.

However, any such move depends on future developments after clashes Tuesday when court bailiffs backed by the police began clearing the protest site in Mong Kok district.

The Occupy Central trio will meet pan-democratic legislators Wednesday before they make a final decision, the report said.

Meanwhile, hedge fund manager and Occupy Central die-hard Edward Chin said a United States congressional panel on China is planning to invite pro-democracy supporters to a hearing in December.

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