Secondary students plan class boycott on MondaysLocal | 23 Aug 2019 5:57 pm
Demosisto vice-chairman Isaac Cheng said today secondary students plan to boycott classes on Mondays when schools resume in September to protest against the government response to the extradition bill saga, RTHK reports.
He also defended the planned boycott, rejecting criticism that students are too young to make such a decision.
Cheng, who is helping to organize the protest action, said he believes high school students are mature enough to decide whether or not they want to join.
He said almost 20,000 students had taken part in a survey about the issue and they had made their own decisions.
"I think the secondary school students have critical thinking ... and independent thoughts," he said. There was no indoctrination or brain washing by political parties or their leaders, he said.
Asked if the 12-year-olds among them really understand the issue, Cheng said, in his experience, they do have a clear grasp of the issues.
The Demosisto leader said he came across a 10-year-old in Sha Tin who was well versed about the controversial bill, protests, and the government response so far.
Cheng told RTHK's Janice Wong that if the government continues to ignore the demands, they will continue their agitation.-Photo: RTHK