|Press freedom marchers on the streets of Hong Kong|
This afternoon Hong Kong journalists and concerned citizens marched from Chater Garden in Central to the Chief Executive's office in Tamar, Admiralty to voice their fears about eroding freedom of the press and speech in the city.The Hong Kong Journalists Association organized the "Free Speech, Free Hong Kong" march, and believed some 6,000 people took part -- six times the original estimate. However police claimed there were 2,200 at the peak of the rally in Central and 1,600 during the march.
Bao Choy Yuk-ling, chairperson of the RTHK programme staff union said, "The media in Hong Kong is currently under severe threat, and our union understands that the work of public broadcast could not stand alone. We hope a united action could help safeguarding the freedom."