Confused Hong Kong Expat signs petition by mistake

Published:  18 May at 6 PM
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An expat living in Hong Kong was forced to remove her name from a petition after new crews pointed out to her that she was adding her name to a petition which supported the political reform proposal backed by the government.

Roisin Rainy, a resident of Hong Kong for 30 years, thought she was signing a petition for the chief executive election in Hong Kong to include fair universal suffrage; however, instead she was supporting the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Union and the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, both considered to be pro-Beijing groups.

After she was asked by reporters why she supported the pro-Beijing petition she realised that she was supporting the wrong cause and made her way back to the booth to cross her signature out after which Rainy said that the people of Hong Kong will not get universal suffrage if they do not stand up for it.

So far, there has been many signatories on the Alliance for Peace and Democracy’s petition by cabinet members such as Chief Secretary Carry Lam and other officials.

The proposal was promoted to the public by Carry Lam, Secretary of Justice Rimsky Yuen and Raymond Tam who is the Secretary for Mainland and Constitutional Affairs.

According to the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, they received 360,000 signatures last weekend.
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