Please join Hong Kong Forum today in support of Hong Kong citizens' action for universal suffrage. Please see details below.
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 8:30 pm. to 10 pm
Where: Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Statement by Hong Kong Forum, Los Angeles
Three days after the outburst of hundreds of thousands peaceful protest in Hong Kong, on this National Day of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong Government was shameful to host a cocktail celebration party rather than initiating a dialogue with the protesters.
Hong Kong Forum Los Angeles (HKFLA) urges the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to:
1. Withdraw immediately security forces confronting the peaceful protesters.
2. Host a direct dialogue with the protesters as soon as possible.
3. Suspend the decision made by National People's Congress Standing Committee on August 31, 2014, in which Beijing’s insistence that universal suffrage for the 2017 election of the next chief executive must be tightly controlled, with a committee stacked with pro-Beijing sympathizers picking a handful of candidates.
4. Re-open the electoral reform of the 2017 Chief Executive election by including the necessary Civil Nomination and complete substitution of Functional Constituency in Legislative Council by direct election.
In its 65 years of existence, PRC has repeatedly failed to keep its promise to bring democracy to mainland China, and now its despicable record continues in Hong Kong. All three Chief Executives since the handover in 1997 have significant executive shortcomings, and their failure accumulated in the fall of 2014 that led to hundreds of thousands of common Hong Kong people to take to the street.
To support the ongoing fight, HKFLA will be staging a rally at Grand Park, downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM (waiting by the Metro station on N. Hill St.). We will wear black or yellow to signify our sFupport. This is in alliance with other organizations in over 60 cities on four continents. We hope our global efforts can bring worldwide attention to the situation in Hong Kong as well as supporting Hong Kong people in fighting for their future.
Hong Kong Forum Los Angeles is incorporated in California with IRS approval as a 501c3 organization.