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1. Government makes a call for the demonstrators to stop the riots, threatening with the "necessary measures" which might be taken by the police.
Today, October 4, Hong Kong's chief executive CY Leung urged the demonstrators to disperse and resume "normal work and life". According to him, otherwise the police will take "all necessary measures" to ensure the functioning of government agencies and schools.
Pro-democracy leaders also call for an end of the protests. Ex-MP of the pro-democratic party Cheung Man-kwong warned the militants that Occupy Central generates adversarial atmosphere which should be settled in a short period of time.
Ex-deputy of the democratic party Law Chi-kwong being afraid of possible government's response urged the protestors to not attend the mass protests in Hong Kong. Law warned the militants, that the government can disperse the crowd "tomorrow, if not earlier". Deputy explained the situation – when the government agreed to negotiate with the militants, it had already rejected other methods of controlling the riots. When the students opposed the meeting with authorities' representatives and refused to negotiate in connection with yesterday's clashes with the opposition movement, the situation reached its critical stage. He said the events that had occurred today would be crucial.
Despite the large number of protesters in the administrative district, the participants behave peacefully. They sing songs, listen to the speeches of the leaders of prodemocratic organisations.
2. After yesterday's clashes protests have intensified. Hong Kong police arrested representatives of the Chinese triads.
Demonstrators protesting at the government buildings are not going to give up even after yesterday's mass brawl with the anti-Occupy Central activists. Again thousands of demonstrators rushed to the center of Hong Kong to protest against the violence used in yesterday's clashes between pro-and anti-democratic movements in Mongkok and Causeway Bay.
During the day separate collisions occurred in Mongkok while in Causeway Bay continued stubbornly between the protesters of Occupy and anti-Occupy camps.
Today activity towards the protesters was showed by prodemocratic MPs – some of them said that yesterday's violent attacks on the Occupy Central protesters were hosted by the government which sent a gang of Chinese triads to attack the demonstrators. Similar statements had been made before as well. Yesterday leaders of the Hong Kong Association of Students speculated about the possible links between the government and the Chinese mafia.
Police representatives report that among 19 people arrested during the clashes 8 are suspected of being members of the triads.
3. Leader of Occupy Central Benny Tai: "Hong Kong protests are not a colour revolution".
In a speech to the demonstrators Benny Tai explained that current protests are not a colour revolution, but are aimed at the political and electoral reform.
He also said that exactly like all the other pro-democracy protesters, he is concerned about the life of the city and the functioning of the government agencies and schools. Leader of the movement noted that the protests "should not prevent public servants from working". "We have heard warnings that protests can be dispersed today, civil servants also are Hong Kongers, but our actions are directed against the head of the administration only", – Said the leader of Occupy Central.
4. Students put forward a list of conditions upon which they can return to the negotiating table.
Hong Kong Federation of Students has put forward two main conditions under which they are ready to hold talks with the government again.
Firstly, the government is obliged to carry out an investigation about yesterday's clashes between pro- and anti-democratic movement activists which led to several injuries.
Secondly, the federation agreed to negotiate only with the Chief Secretary Carry Lan Chen Yue, instead of having a direct dialogue with the chief executive Leung Chun-ying.