By Macau News on Nonviolent Conflict
26 August 2014
High-profile political activist Jason Chao Teng Hei, one of the key organizers of the “civic referendum”, said he was “not afraid of being jailed” and insisted that he would continue to help locals exercise their right to express their views on the city’s political development by taking part in the online version of the “referendum” – labelled illegal and invalid by the government. Chao, a computer programmer who is a key member of the grassroots Open Macau Society, was questioned by officers. The “civic referendum” originally included e-voting at five street locations but the three groups decided to scrap it after the police told the activists to stop the “illegal” activity.
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