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Lam Cheuk-ting calls for unity against 'suppression'

2020-11-22 HKT 18:17
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  • Lam Cheuk-ting has submitted his resignation as a lawmaker. Photo: RTHK
    Lam Cheuk-ting has submitted his resignation as a lawmaker. Photo: RTHK
The Democratic Party's Lam Cheuk-ting says Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp must stay united, alert and flexible in response to what he called the government's persecution of political opponents.

Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong programme, Lam – who submitted his resignation as a lawmaker earlier this month following the disqualification of four of his pan-democratic colleagues – painted a bleak picture of what he believed would be a new wave of suppression.

He says the democratic camp must stand firm: "We must gather as much force as we can to oppose the regime’s suppression, but also stay alert and flexible in response to the government’s persecution.

"I will continue to stand firm, fight, and work together with the public in the local community, in cyberspace, and on the streets to guard the truth of the
events that happened in the Yuen Long attack, and counteract all the untruthful allegations and spurious statements of the government and the pro-establishment camp."

Lam said he'd not been surprised by what he called the "Communist Party's cruelty" but had never expected "suppression by the regime" to escalate as it has in the past year.

He said he expected journalists, medics, social workers and members of the judiciary, among others, to face a crackdown.