The future government believes the Democrats' plan to deliver a political manifesto from the Legislative Council balcony early on Tuesday is too high-profile. A source in the Chief Executive-designate's Office said: 'Their goal is to make a declaration. There's no need for them to give it in such a high-profile manner. 'It'll be like a monarch descending from heaven to address his people, or, yes, the Pope talking to his followers,' he said. The source said talks with the Democrats were still going on. 'There's no other obstacle except for that [where to give the manifesto.]' The source said it had been suggested the Democrats would address the crowd in front of the building, facing the Cenotaph. 'We may even erect a platform for them if they want,' he said. The source denied Beijing had put pressure on Tung Chee-hwa to reject the demand. 'We want to ensure all demonstrations will be conducted peacefully without bringing any shame to Hong Kong or causing unease and embarrassment to other people,' he said. 'We understand the sentiments of some people who want to vent their feelings. We want to let them express their feelings in a peaceful, dignified and decent manner. 'We should use this occasion to show to the world we can accommodate different opinions. We cannot afford any mistake,' he said. Democratic Party vice-chairman Dr Yeung Sum said: 'Our position remains unchanged. We will definitely give our statement from the balcony. We have always stuck to the principle of peaceful expression. There won't be violence. It's by no means confrontational. 'Our theme is to support reunification and fight for democracy,' he said.