Monday, January 17, 2022

Hong Kong civil servants join the protest movement


Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair is a staff writer for World News Observer. He is studying ACCA in Pakistan. Besides Accountancy and writing pieces, he loves cooking and nature photography. Zain has attended various modern journalism workshops. Contact: [email protected]

Civil servants (PNS) and medical workers began to show their voices participating in opposing the government in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong civil servants has tended to be conservative and reluctant to be highlighted by the public, unexpectedly participating in supporting the movement condemning the government. Thousand Civil servants will gather to hold protests on the streets of Hong Kong on Friday night.

A wave of protests was planned throughout Hong Kong this weekend, as well as strikes that can halt the economic wheels of the city.

Situation in Hong Kong heated up three months ago when civil society and the students opposed the extradition bill that allowed people in Hong Kong sent to mainland China to be tried.

Protests against the extradition bill that is now suspended have developed into demands for greater democracy and the resignation of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam.

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Under Chinese rule, Hong Kong has been allowed to maintain broad freedom, such as an independent judiciary. However, emergence Extradition bill rated as China’s new step in the march without stopping toward land control.

This was the first time that the government employees took to the streets in Hong Kong to demonstrate their strength.

In an open letter issued by a group of civil servants asked Lam to respond to five public demands, namely to revoke Extradition bill completely , stop calling protests as riots, over rule all allegations against residents who were arrested, form an independent investigation commission, and restart political reform.

“People of Hong Kong are already on the verge of collapse. During this time the community behaves well and enjoys high levels of freedom. It is unfortunate that we have seen extreme oppression, “the civil servants representative wrote in the letter as quoted by Reuters on Friday.

Read also: Hong Kong protesters blocked the train service

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