Human chains denounce police violence against students

Local | 9 Sep 2019 12:23 pm

Children and alumni from dozens of secondary schools across Hong Kong joined hands to form human chains between campuses today in support of the five demands of the anti-extradition movement, RTHK reports.

Many children also turned up to class five minutes late to symbolize the five demands of the anti-extradition movement. Only one of the demands, the withdrawal of the extradition bill, has been adopted by the government.

At Carmel Pak U Secondary School in Tai Po, many participants said they joined the protest after four pupils and one alumnus were arrested at Tai Po Market MTR Station on Saturday.

One pupil received head injuries as police used batons to subdue the group. Hundreds of people surrounded the school, and they also delivered a petition to Tai Po Police Station.

"I want to tell the police that they don't need to be so violent," one pupil said. "My schoolmate was hit by several policemen just because he was using the MTR station.

"He wasn't protesting. Now his head, his hand and his shoulder are hurt. He is innocent. I feel sad."

Many of the children at schools across wore masks, while some donned black clothing, although the majority were in school uniform. Similar protests also took place last week in support of a classroom boycott. Photo: RTHK.

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