A group campaigning for the resignation of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has been given approval to stage a rally tomorrow. But because it could not get insurance for the event, Anti-Tung Solidarity will not be allowed to erect a temporary stage in Chater Garden, Central. The group expects more than 1,000 people to turn up, but claims many others have been put off attending. The group has accused officials of using delaying tactics to hinder its formation after it only secured registration under the Societies Ordinance on Tuesday. But all hurdles to staging the rally have now been cleared. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department had earlier approved rental of the park on condition the group got $10 million in insurance to cover potential damage. Since the group failed to do so, a spokeswoman said the government would ban organisers from erecting any temporary structures. 'Participants in the assembly can use the public facilities,' she said. Andrew To Kwan-hang, vice-convenor of the group, said of the insurance issue: 'The bureaucrats were just trying to hinder us by causing chaos in our plan.' He said the group had contacted several insurance companies but none would give them quotes. As well as demanding Mr Tung's resignation, rally participants will call for the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage by 2007, and of Legco by 2008. The Frontier legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing, who is a leading member of Anti-Tung Solidarity, said people from all walks of life had been deterred from participating in anti-government activities. 'Many members of the public have called me and said they were afraid of being persecuted afterwards,' she said. The rally will be held at 3pm and participants are asked to wear either black or white.