What is the pro-democracy ‘Occupy Central with Love & Peace’ plan and why is it dominating the news? Organiser and HKU Associate Professor at Law Benny Tai explains it like you’re 10 in a new ‘back-to-basics’ interview with Hong Wrong. The 20-minute primer about the non-violent ‘last resort’ protest movement includes:
- The basics: Who is behind Occupy Central? What are its aims and how did we get here?
- Beijing’s response: How does the movement fit in with Beijing’s own idea of ‘universal suffrage with Chinese characteristics’?
- Methods: What does the complicated deliberation process entail? Does Benny have a personal preference for an election model? And how does HK’s situation compare to Taiwan’s recent occupation protest?
- Media coverage: Is there a conscious effort to smear the campaign? How valid are the predictions of violence and accusations that the proposal is ‘illegal’?
You can listen to the interview in a number of formats…
English captions are embedded in the video above. You can also stream an audio version below.