Activists to hold street vote
Hong Kong's democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters' views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city's former leader yesterday called on them to clear the streets.
The leaders of the mass demonstrations that have paralysed parts of the city for nearly a month said they will poll demonstrators at the main protest camp opposite government headquarters tomorrow evening.
During face-to-face talks Tuesday with student leaders, government negotiators offered to write a report to Beijing detailing protester sentiments. The student leaders initially dismissed the offers as lacking substance but have since decided to conduct a straw poll of voters to decide on their next move. Details on the poll and how it will be conducted are expected later yesterday.