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Hong Kong: Thousands of students join education boycott

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
September 02, 2019 at 14:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of university and school students took the streets of Hong Kong after announcing a two-week boycott of university and secondary school classes on Monday.

Students gathered at Edinburgh Place and outside the Chinese University of Hong Kong where they were heard shouting slogans like "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution now."

"Students are part of our society, we are still young. However, the government forces us - the young generation - to come out to fight for our requests, that means our government is really bad," said Tony, a student protester.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the complete withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

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Thousands of university and school students took the streets of Hong Kong after announcing a two-week boycott of university and secondary school classes on Monday.

Students gathered at Edinburgh Place and outside the Chinese University of Hong Kong where they were heard shouting slogans like "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution now."

"Students are part of our society, we are still young. However, the government forces us - the young generation - to come out to fight for our requests, that means our government is really bad," said Tony, a student protester.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the complete withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

W/S Student protesters waving with flags, Hong Kong

M/S Student protesters holding banners

W/S Statue representing Hong Kong protesters

M/S Statue representing Hong Kong protesters

SOT, Tony, Student (Cantonese): "Students are part of our society, we are still young. However, the government forces us - the young generation - to come out to fight for our requests, that means our government is really bad."

M/S Protesters wearing helmets and waving with flags

M/S Protesters holding banner reading: "Never Forgive Never Forget"

M/S Banners on university building entrance reading: "Stand with Hong Kong" and "Fight for freedom"

W/S Writings on stone reading: "Students in Unity - Boycott for our city"

M/S Writings on stone reading "Students in Unity - Boycott for our city"

W/S Student protest

W/S Student protest

W/S Protesters looking at statue

W/S Student protest

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