(source: telegraph.co.uk @ 10dec14)
As 7,000 police prepare to end China’s largest political protests in decades, protesters in Hong Kong vow to continue their battle for democracy
...”Getting arrested is counterproductive,” said Alex Kwok, a 50-year-old lifeguard and protester who said he would withdraw to fight another day. “Resistance is not a one-off event.”
Many others chose to stay, promising to remain until police dragged them away from the camp, which straddles a major carriageway beside Hong Kong’s government headquarters.
"I am prepared for tomorrow’s clearance. I plan to sit down and get arrested," said Jimmy Lai, a local media tycoon who has thrown his full weight behind the protests.
Connie Yuen a 27-year-old artist and protester, said the fight for democracy would continue.
"It is important not to despair even though we are disappointed. We knew from day one that the protests would eventually come to an end but we have still tried our best," she said. "We may not succeed immediately but we must keep trying. We cannot bow down to an unjust political system."