Post by Horace LaBadie Post by Lazypierrot
Hi, I have found the following phrase "The People Power
I wonder what it means.
All power to the people, as the Black Panthers used to say.
I wonder if LP wasn't thinking of the political party in Hong Kong. Do
you get Wikipedia, Pierrot? Lots more in the article.
'Although considered part of the pan-democracy camp, the party was
formed as the coalition to spite the pro-democratic Democratic Party who
supported the 2010 constitutional reform package in the 2011 District
Council elections,. The People Power claimed that the Democratic Party
had already defected to the Communist Party of China and "sold out" the
voters. The party filled in 62 candidates, many of them ran in the
constituencies against both the Democratic Party and pro-Beijing
candidates. Albert Chan gave up his seat in the Lai Hing constituency in
Tsuen Wan District to spine the Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho
Chun-yan in Lok Tsui in Tuen Mun District. The People Power failed in
winning any seat but a seat in Fung Cheung where the its candidate
Johnny Mak Ip-sing did not spine the pan-democracy party. After winning
just one seat of 62 contested, Albert Chan admitted that the strategy
had failed. Nevertheless, he insisted that the party would 'stay the