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Hong Kong: Secondary School And University Students Boycott Classes To Participate in Pro-Democracy Protests

The situation in Hong Kong is still not normal as thousands of students from the university and secondary school, protested even on Monday, September 2, 2019, against the government.

According to the organizers of the rally, nearly 10,000 students from 200 secondary schools attended the pro-democracy protests and boycotted their classes of the first day of the new school year.

The violence involved in previous protests has affected the city and the region badly since the last few weeks.

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The protests over the weekend have seen fights and clashes between the police and the people. On Saturday, petrol bombs were thrown at the police by the protesters, who also lit fires. The police, in its response, used rubber bullets, tear gas, and also fired live warning shots.

Talking about Monday morning’s protests, then the activists halted train services at various stations, which caused heavy traffic delays. Later in the day, the services were resumed.

Hospital nurses also contributed to protests, holding the pro-democracy placards.

Most of the participants, however, were students who came out in large numbers on the roads, gathering outside the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

One of the thousands of teenage students said that even after the end of their holidays, things are not normal, and “we should continue to fight for Hong Kong.”

The student union on Facebook also revealed that the university had planned to disrupt their rally, asking it to be canceled. But they, instead, went on to stick to their ‘original plan’, of continuing with the rally.

Students of secondary school also came together at Edinburgh Place, in the central district of the city.

They are not even scared of any disciplinary repercussions.
They said that Hong Kong is their home and because they are the future of the city, they will take up the responsibility of saving it.

Talking about the main reason for the protests by the people of Hong Kong, then it all started in June, earlier this year. People showed their disagreement by coming together against the government’s proposal to allow the extradition of any suspect to mainland China.

Several analysts had said that the acceptance of the proposal would badly affect Hong Kong’s judicial independence.

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