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Hong Kong democracy activists issue civil disobedience manual ahead of financial zone sit-in

  • Students march in front of the financial Central district during a protest on the third day of a week-long boycott of classes in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Students march in front of the financial Central district during a protest on the third day of a week-long boycott of classes in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters raise a placards that read "Occupy Central" at the financial Central district during a protest on the third day of a week-long boycott of classes in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Protesters raise a placards that read "Occupy Central" at the financial Central district during a protest on the third day of a week-long boycott of classes in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)  (The Associated Press)

Hong Kong democracy activists say protesters planning to blockade the city's financial district should bring food, goggles and sleeping bags.

It's a signal organizers are determined to go ahead with a prolonged confrontation after Beijing ruled out genuine democratic reforms.

Leaders of the Occupy Central movement did not say Thursday when the long-threatened sit-in would happen, saying timing would be announced on the weekend.

The organizers have dropped strong hints that it would take place Oct. 1, a public holiday.

They released a civil disobedience manual outlining what protesters should bring. The list included two to three days' worth of food, goggles to protect against tear gas or pepper spray and sleeping bags.

Men should also bring plastic bottles to relieve themselves.