自由黨建議政府開放公民廣場或添馬公園 讓集會人士轉移該處繼續集會

連日來的佔領行動,已對本港的經濟、民生造成重大打擊、社會秩序大亂已達臨界點。自由黨過去兩天一直於雙方斡旋,希望緩和情況,現時集會人士及政府都急需一個下台階,故此,自由黨建議政府馬上開放政府總部公民廣場或添馬公園,讓集會人士退守到該處繼續集會活動,但集會人士亦須承諾馬上撤離旺角、銅鑼灣及政府總部,令連日來被堵塞的道路得以重開,相信可令該區的經濟民生活動恢復至少九成,減低受影響市民的怨氣。

佔領行動發展至今,香港的處境非常嚴峻,受影響地區學校持續停課、政府總部員工上班受阻、旺角及銅鑼灣商戶生意受損。外國傳媒更以「革命」來標籤這次佔領活動,自由黨擔心一旦佔領行動被定性為「革命」,政府便有理由以武力清場,這是自由黨最不願意看到的。

警方武力清場一觸即發,屆時香港將陷入三輸:輸國際形象、輸民心、輸民情,更斷絕雙方溝通的渠道。自由黨懇請各集會人士盡快和平散去,恢復社會秩序,市民和學生可於星期一如常上班上學,市民可重過正常生活,自由黨並建議政府及示威人士各退一步,保留可解決問題的空間,保持理性、克制,繼續就政改保持溝通。


The Liberal Party suggests that the Government should open up the “Civic Square” outside Central Government Offices or the Tamar Park to enable the protestors to move over there to continue their rally.

The continuation of the Occupy Central movement has seriously affected our economy and people’s livelihood, and social order is disheveled to the limit. Over the past 2 days, the Liberal Party has been trying to mediate for a solution to ease the present tensions. We believe that both sides desire to diffuse the present crisis. Therefore, the Liberal suggests the Government to open up the “Civic Square” or the Tamar Park to enable the protestors to move over there to continue their rally. However participants of the rally must agree to immediately move away from Mongkok, Causeway Bay and outside the Central Government Offices so that roads and passages which have been blocked for many days can be re-opened. We believe that such move will enable the economic livelihood of those affected districts will resume by at least 90%, and the grievances of those citizens affected will be reduced.

As a result of the development of the Occupy Central movement, the situation of Hong Kong is very grim – civil servants are obstructed on their way to work, business people in Mongkok and Causeway Bay suffer loss of business. Foreign media even label the Occupy Central movement as a “revolution”. The Liberal Party is worried that once the Occupy Central movement is branded as a revolution, the Government will have greater justification to clear out the protesters by force. This is what the Liberal Party does not wish to see.

Police clearance of the protestors by force is likely to spark off any moment. If it does happen, Hong Kong will lose in at least 3 ways: It will lose its international image, it will lose the people’ hearts and it will lose the people’s confidence. Moreover, the lines of communication for further dialogue will be severed. The Liberal Party sincerely urges all participants of the rally to move away peacefully as soon as possible. This will enable social order to be resumed; citizens and students can go to work or school normally, and people can return to their normal livelihoods. The Liberal Party suggests that both the Government and the protestors should each take one step backward, and preserve the space for peaceful resolution of the matter. Both sides should maintain rationality and restraint and continue to have dialogue in regard to the constitutional reform.