Cardinal Joseph Zen and three other leaders of the “Occupy” movement surrendered to police in Hong Kong on December 3, the AsiaNews service report. They were not arrested, by released after signing official forms.
The “Occupy” leaders called upon their followers to end the demonstrations that have continued in Hong Kong’s central district since late September. They said that they were ending their campaign of civil disobedience in order to avoid violence, as police vowed a crackdown and more radical protesters threatened to take control of the movement.
The “Occupy” movement was organized as a campaign to allow for direct election of Hong Kong’s political leaders. Organizers said that they would continue to press for that goal, but would change their tactics in a bid for greater public support. http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=23418