A group of 38 petitioners from Shanghai yesterday made their way to Hong Kong to submit their application forms for the establishment of a “Chinese Petitioners Alliance” to the Hong Kong Police Headquarters. RFA adds that outside the police headquarters, the petitioners unfurled banners protesting forced evictions by the Shanghai government and accusing the PSB in Shanghai and Beijing of lawlessness. Petitioners said that they were doing this because Hong Kong had greater relative freedom than the mainland, greater respect for the rule of law and greater media freedom. Some of them, who shall remain unnamed here, told the media that prior to this trip to Hong Kong, they were repeatedly harrassed by their local police and area councils and warned that they might be detained on their return to Shanghai and sent in for ‘re-education’. More news and videos available here (in Chinese and behind the GFW) for those of you that are interested.