Society should abandon young people who insist on pursuing their ideals with aggressive means, rather than offer them more tolerance, an anti-Occupy group said.
Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD) spokesman Stanley Ng Chau-pei called for the aggressive young people to change their mindset and not to seek democracy by occupying the streets, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday.
“Hong Kong police are no pushovers, and we have the People’s Liberation Army stationed here,” Ng said, stressing that the central government will never give in even if protests escalate.
Ng said the Occupy protests should not be looked at as a case of win or lose and described them as an “unsuccessful color revolution” to which the general public have fallen victim.
He disclosed that the APD spent several million HK dollars this year holding signature collection campaigns and on printing and promotion.
The funds came from “capable persons” within the organization, Ng said, but he refused to reveal their identity. If necessary, he said, the ADP could seek funds from the sponsors again.
Ng said the ADP did succeed in providing something of a counterforce to the Occupy movement.
He noted that no more people came out to rally for the protesters during the recent Occupy site-clearing operations.
Ng admitted that the anti-Occupy camp has not had a strong influence on the media but said its strength lies in its district networks.
If student protesters tried to build support for themselves at the district level, Ng said, it is likely they would get scolded, as members of the public would fear they were there to occupy the roads or stir up confrontations.
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