Protesters want Li death inquiry

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 June, 2012, 12:00am


About 25,000 protesters demanding an inquiry into the death of activist Li Wangyang marched to the central government's liaison office on Sunday. Organisers urged chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to 'express Hongkongers' anger' to mainland authorities.

Li had recently been released from 21 years in jail. The local government of Shaoyang, in Hunan province , said he died 'an accidental death'. It did not describe his death as 'suicide' - the word used by Shaoyang's Daxiang Hospital, where Li was found dead on Wednesday.

Yin Zhengan, a friend of Li, said Li's sister and sister-in-law were missing after being taken away by police. He added: 'I'd like to express my gratitude and admiration for the support from Hong Kong people.'