Transcript of remarks by CE at media session (with video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at a media session before the Executive Council meeting today (November 18):

Reporter: Mr Leung, the bailiffs are now clearing the area outside the Citic Tower. Are you worried that the demonstrators will go somewhere else and, you know, occupy somewhere else again?

Chief Executive: Well, I think it is abundantly clear by now that the occupiers are and have been breaching the law of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a law-abiding society and the rest of Hong Kong expect the occupiers, like everyone else in Hong Kong, to follow the law. The demand on the part of the occupiers when it comes to the constitutional development, especially universal suffrage to elect the Chief Executive in 2017, is also very clear, so I don't see any point in resisting the court order.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Issued at HKT 10:49