HONG KONG, October 2. /TASS/. The deadline set in an ultimatum delivered by leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement to the Chinese authorities expires on October 2.
The ultimatum demands the resignation of the head of the Hong Kong administration, Leung Chun-ying. Otherwise, the protesters would block the most important governmental offices, they warned.
Meanwhile, a TASS source with law enforcers made it clear that a chance of Leung Chun-ying's resignation was practically nil: the Chinese central authorities will never let that happen, the source said.
Crowds of protesters are expected to move to the center of Hong Kong. Protest demonstrations in which thousands are taking part continue in Hong Kong for the sixth day. The protesters demand democratic election in the special administrative region of China. Representatives of the authorities are reluctant to agree to negotiations and have assumed a wait-and-see position.
Earlier, the Chinese authorities had allowed the local population to elect the head of the regional administration by general vote on condition that the candidate is approved by the Collegium of Electors under Beijing's control. Now the protesters have challenged the terms set by Beijing.