Anti-Occupy Central movement ad calls on police to ‘restore law and order’

SCMP print ad

Anti-Occupy Central ad in SCMP today

A movement that has sprung up in Hong Kong to oppose the Occupy Central pro-democracy protests ran a full-page ad in the South China Morning Post today, calling on the police to “restore law and order”.

The ad, which ran on page 5 in the Post’s business section, salutes the local police force and encourages them to “Keep it up!”.

The central image is a blue ribbon, a symbol that contrasts the yellow ribbon used by the pro-democracy protesters.

Blue ribbon print adWritten in traditional Chinese, are the words – roughly translated – “Support Hong Kong police, maintain law and order.

Beneath the print ad’s headlines are listed the names of 540 anti-Occupy Central supporters, both individuals and couples. There are also listed 48 names that are “anonymous”.

Among the names is Pansy Ho, daughter of Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho, although it has not been confirmed whether this is the same person.

The Occupy Central movement began last Sunday, 28 September, with thousands of mostly young students taking to the streets to disrupt Hong Kong’s busy financial district to oppose the way the territory’s Chief Executive is elected.

However, on Friday an anti-protest movement sprang up, and demonstrators were confronted by people who opposed them, particularly in the busy shopping district of Mong Kong.


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