Date
23 September 2017
Denise Ho (left) is taken away by police at the end of the Occupy protests. Leticia Lee (right) speaks during a rally against the protesters. Photos: CNSA, AFP
Denise Ho (left) is taken away by police at the end of the Occupy protests. Leticia Lee (right) speaks during a rally against the protesters. Photos: CNSA, AFP

Denise Ho mulls Legco bid, Leticia Lee eyes district council

Cantopop singer Denise Ho Wan-see, a staunch supporter of the pro-democracy movement, said she will take more time to consider if she will form a party to run in the Legislative Council elections next year, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday.

Meanwhile Leticia Lee, who led the “blue ribbon” anti-Occupy Central campaign, said she will seriously consider running in the district council elections at the end of this year or for Legco next year.

Ho, a member of the Cultural Organization Against Violence, was among more than a dozen artists who attended an event Sunday at Tamar Park in Admiralty calling for citizens to monitor violence by police and abuse of power.

Andrew Shum Wai-nam, vice-convener of the Civil Human Right Front, said how police handled the case of the 14-year-old girl who drew flowers with chalk on the “Lennon Wall” in Admiralty violated the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, as children are entitled to the right of free expression of their opinions.

Shum reminded young people that if they are arrested, they should remain calm and try not to talk too much, as some police officers will intentionally provoke those arrested with abusive language.

Lee said her actions in support of the police during the street occupation were not part of an election campaign and said she had not gained financially from them, the newspaper reported.

She said the number of Justice Alliance members has surged by about 10,000 to 30,000.

Lee was at a street booth in Causeway Bay Sunday calling for legislation to make it an offense to insult the police. She collected 1,600 signatures over three hours and was confident she could get about 4,000 signatures a week over the next three months.

The signatures will eventually be handed to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang and Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok.

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