Student unions call for indefinite strike over police abusesLocal | 12 Aug 2019 1:17 pm
Last night's violence in various parts of Hong Kong has sparked a backlash, with student groups calling for an indefinite strike, RTHK reports.
The student unions of 11 universities and tertiary institutions say the campaign would last until justice is meted out to police who had abused their powers and used excessive force.
They said people should immediately stop going to work or classes, and shut their businesses.
In a joint statement, the student groups said police weere "completely out of control" and "lost their humanity" in the way protesters were treated last night, adding that police have been using excessive force against protesters, reporters and civilians in the past two months.
They also proposed stepping up their campaign at the airport with daily protests at Chek Lap Kok.
A one-day general strike was held on August 5, shutting down the city.