Three co-founders of Hong Kong’s Occupy movement, which has held possession of parts of the city for weeks, announced Tuesday that they will surrender to authorities. The three—Benny Tai Yiu-ting, the Rev. Chu Yiu-ming, and Dr. Chan Kin-man—said they will face the consequences of their civil disobedience and urge protesting students to “retreat.” But their move came as leading student activist Joshua Wong launched a hunger strike in a bid to force a meeting with the territory’s Chief Secretary Carrie Lam to discuss reform of the political system. The already-slender Wong, who is just 18, has been instrumental in repeatedly bringing students onto the streets during the Occupy protests that aim to to push Beijing for a change in policy. He said his hunger strike would go on indefinitely.
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