The police say they plan to
clear the entire Occupy protest
site in Admiralty tomorrow,
even though a court injunction
only relates to certain
stretches of road.
|Assistant Commissioner Cheung Tak-keung. Photo: RTHK|
|Student leaders Joshua Wong (L) and Alex Chow. Photo: RTHK|
company that's been granted
the order, All China Express, said bailiffs would move in at 9am.
The injunction covers part of Connaught Road Central outside City Hall, Harcourt Road off the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, as well as a section of Cotton Tree Drive linking Harcourt Road and Queensway.
An assistant commissioner of police, Cheung Tak-keung, said
after assisting the bailiffs in executing the court order, the force would then focus on other areas of the protest site, removing obstacles from the roads and pavements.
Assistant Commissioner Cheung said
attempted to obstruct the
bailiffs would be arrested for
criminal contempt of court.
He added that protesters would have no time to remove their belongings tomorrow morning so they should begin doing so now.
He urged people to avoid the Admiralty area tomorrow unless absolutely necessary.
But the leader of the Federation
of Students, Alex Chow, called on protesters to return
to Admiralty, to show they were willing to accept
the legal consequences of
taking part in the civil
He said the public would also be able to see that it wasn't the protesters who had been causing chaos.
Meanwhile, Joshua Wong, the convenor of
the student activist group
Scholarism, reiterated that
protesters would be urged to
remain peaceful when the Occupy site is cleared.