Social workers on front line backed with rally

Local | Angel Kwan 17 Sep 2019

About 200 social workers and students gathered at Edinburgh Place in Central yesterday to voice support for at least 14 workers who have been arrested.

The rally was staged by the Hong Kong Federation of Social Work Students.

Chairwoman Ho Tsz-hiu said workers trying to separate protesters and police were arrested or assaulted by officers.

"Social workers on the front line were just doing what they're supposed to do, but the police think their power is superior," she said. "Many social workers were arrested, and white terror is everywhere."

Harold Lau, a second-year university student, said: "I feel it's my responsibility to do something for the disadvantaged."

Earlier, a dozen protesters held a sit-in in the lobby of Revenue Tower in Wan Chai.

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