On January 1, 2013, some Pro-government Rally protestors were found to be paid protestors.

Gang members were among the paid protestors.

This also happened to the pro-government rally held on May 18, 2012.

This woman admitted that she was one of the brokers for hiring the paid protestors.

Each paid protestor was rewarded 300 Hong Kong Dollars, and the budget for the paid protest was estimated at several hundred thousand Hong Kong Dollars.