The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.
The media may republish and recommend coverage of the three instigators of Hong Kong’s illegal “Occupy Central” [movement] turning themselves in for arrest. However, reports from authoritative media must be held as the standard. Websites must take care to increase examination and control of netizens’ posts. (December 3, 2014)
Occupy Central leaders Benny Tai, Chu Yiu-ming, and Chan Kin-man attempted to turn themselves in at Hong Kong’s Central Police Station yesterday for violating laws of assembly. None of them were arrested.
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