Voice of Freedom: Resign Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying

An effigy of the Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying. The public wants him to resign from his position in the government for lying to the public during his last election campaign. (Kan Zhong Guo)
An effigy of the Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying. The public wants him to resign from his position in the government for lying to the public during his last election campaign. (Kan Zhong Guo)

On New Year’s Day, more than 20 local groups in Hong Kong held a parade demanding that Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign. The parade was sparked by the revelation that Leung had lied to the public about illegal renovations to his luxury mansion during the past election campaign.

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A parade in Hong Kong demanding that Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign. (Kan Zhong Guo)

More than 130,000 people gathered at Victoria Park before they walked to the government headquarters. Many people from the public also decided to join the parade while halfway along the route. The parade called for immediate universal suffrage.

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The colour of black and white, signifying “mourning” for the loss of freedom. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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Banners used in the parade. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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A parade in Hong Kong demanding Leung’s resignation. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

A parade in Hong Kong demanding Leung’s resignation. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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Participants of the parade carrying the flag of the British colony of Hong Kong, the old Hong Kong flag prior to the handover to China. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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A parade in Hong Kong demanding that Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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Two Hong Kong politicians in the parade. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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A parade in Hong Kong demanding Leung’s resignation. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

Banners used in the parade. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

Banners used in the parade. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

A parade in Hong Kong demanding Leung’s resignation. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

Banners used in the parade. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

A parade in Hong Kong demanding that Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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The Chief Executive had lied to the public about illegal renovations to his luxury mansion during the past election campaign, and thus depicted as “Pinocchio” in this parade. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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Speeches at the end of the rally against Hong Kong Chief Executive. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

Banners exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s interfering with Hong Kong’s affairs. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

The Chief Executive depicted as a “vampire” in this banner for lying to the public during his last election campaign. (Kan Zhong Guo)

parade Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign

A parade in Hong Kong demanding for the Chief Executive’s resignation. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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A girl resting on her father’s shoulders in the evening of the protest. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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A banner with an image of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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A logo that implies “anti-communism”. (Kan Zhong Guo)

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