17th July 2013
People’s Power Plans for “In-town Guerrilla” Action to Fight for Democratic Election
Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip said that People’s Power is planning to initiate an “In-town Guerrilla” action in Hong Kong to fight for a true democratic election. He also expressed that he’d like to have around 2,000 people to participate in this action, in order to show the Chinese government that Hong Kong belongs to the people of Hong Kong and Hong Kongers’ determination to have a true democratic election.
Chan said that the “In-town Guerrilla” action will be in much smaller scale compare to the Occupy Central movement. He gave an example that if ten vehicles coincidentally “break down” in Central, the area will be semi-paralysed. He emphasised that disobedience is to intimidate China’s Central Government. When asked if his proposed action will be illegal, he said “those who are willing to participate will not be afraid of breaking the laws”. People’s Power is currently producing a pamphlet about “social disobedience movement” which will be distributed to the people of Hong Kong in the near future.
Commenting on the three democratic election proposals announced by the Alliance for True Democracy, Chan said that none of them meet the the principles of being “universal” and “democratic”. People’s Power will be meeting tonight to discuss whether the party will accept any of the proposals.