Ip Kin-yuen questions Ann Chiang's claims on student protesters

Local | 27 Jun 2019 6:21 pm

Education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen has questioned Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker Ann Chiang Lai-wan's claim that students were forced by teachers to protest against the extradition law amendment, saying that he does not understand her rationale.

They were speaking at the Legislative Council meeting today.

Ip, who is also the vice president of the Professional Teachers’ Union, said although the union called on members to strike, teachers and students still returned to their schools, adding that they have urged underage students through email and press releases to stay away from protest areas.

When Ip criticized the pro-establishment camp's unequivocal support for the bill obeying the liaison office, Chiang responded angrily. Acting Legco chair, DAB chairwoman Starry Lee Wai-king, called Chiang by her English name and asked her to stop speaking. But Chiang told Lee: "don't call my name."

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