More than 500 parents of right-of-abode seekers march through Central yesterday in an appeal to the Government to allow their children from the mainland to stay in the SAR. Protesters said officials were being unfair to their children while giving identity cards to Vietnamese boat people from the Pillar Point camp, which is to close soon. While the Government insists children return to the mainland and make an application for abode from there, the parents' spokesman, Chow Kwok-fei, said: 'It doesn't matter if we are beaten up and bleed. The most important thing is that we are here to claim our right [for our children]. It is a necessary step. A brighter tomorrow will arrive soon.'