傘後新勢力 堅拒人大8.31 決定 專業團體群起議政

政府官員近日不時落區宣傳,又在功能組別和溫和民主派中試圖「撬票」,爭取立法會通過 2017 年行政長官選舉辦法方案。另一邊廂,反對 8.31 框架的民間關注團體如雨後春筍般湧現,不少都以聯署登報等方式,表達不滿。這些新團體近月動作頻頻,群起爭取他們心目中的「真普選」。

Hong Kong justice secretary slammed in row over judicial rulings related to Occupy protests

(SCMP) The Progressive Lawyers Group on Monday questioned Yuen's failure to defend the judiciary against what the group saw as "unwarranted attacks on the judiciary". "We ... call on the secretary for justice, who under common law tradition and convention is tasked with being the ultimate defender of the judiciary, to speak out clearly and forcefully against such outrageous and scurrilous attacks on the judiciary," the group said in a statement.

As Crunch Time Nears, Hong Kong Democracy Groups Still Won’t ‘Pocket’ Beijing Reform Plan

(Epoch Times) Three days before the end of a public consultation on political reform, Hong Kong pro-democracy groups reaffirm Hongkongers’ resolve to reject a very restrictive Beijing reform package. The Progressive Lawyers Group recently called out the government for publicizing their campaign on radio and television.

Popping the Red Pill: Hong Kong Professionals Get Organized for Democracy Post-Occupy

Hong Kong’s professionals barely, if ever, let their thoughts stray to politics. This year though, the switch was flipped. Over the past several weeks, doctors, lawyers, and financiers have started forming pro-democracy groups, seemingly spontaneously. Two solicitors and a barrister, Kevin Yam, Jonathan Man, and Wilson Leung, launched the Progressive Lawyers Group, a 50-member group of young legal types.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Return To Streets To Reject Beijing’s Version Of Democracy

(Forbes) For the first time since mass protests shut down some of the city's busiest districts and grabbed the world's attention, pro-democracy activists were out on the streets again this afternoon to continue their campaign.

Concessions for Hong Kong’s 2022 election ‘could be explored’: government source

(SCMP) The government is considering offering a rethink of the nominating system for the 2022 chief executive election in an attempt to win over pan-democrats who have vowed to vote down the government's proposal for the 2017 poll. The Progressive Lawyers Group has submitted its views on reform to the government's second consultation on 2017.