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250,000 marched against Occupy: Alliance

By Kahon Chan/

 250,000 marched against Occupy: Alliance
A woman waves a Hong Kong flag as she takes part in a rally in Hong Kong to denounce the illegal “Occupy Central” campaign on Aug 17, 2014. (Photo / AFP)

HONG KONG - The Alliance for Peace and Democracy said on Monday that 250,000 people had taken part in all three activities to reject the "Occupy Central" campaign.

Sunday afternoon's march alone had attracted a crowd of 193,000 according to the organiser, while police put the figure at 111,800.

Ng Chau-pei, one of the organizers, said at a press conference on Monday that the Alliance had arrived at the figure of 250,000 based on the number of stickers handed out during the march.

The organisers also played footage of the march at the press briefing to refute reports that they had had exaggerated the turnout estimates.

It was announced at the press conference that one of the participating groups at the Sunday rally would take legal action against Cable TV for suggesting that the group had handed out cash incentives to the marchers.

Robert Chow Yung, another organiser, said the aggrieved Allliance constituent had not shared the ground or other details of its planned legal action.

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