Hong Kong teachers’ union walk out for anti-govt rally

Hong Kong teachers’ union walk out for anti-govt rally

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Hong Kong, Aug 17 : Hong Kong teachers on Saturday walked out for a large scale anti-government rally against the extradition law, media reported. According to Sputnik news agency, the agitators are gathering at the Chater Garden park in central Hong Kong. "We are going to march to the office of the head of administration, Carrie Lam," a representative of the rally organizers said. The demands of the teachers union 's member include fully abandoning the extradition law, which would allow Hong Kong authorities to extradite suspects to various jurisdictions, including mainland China, without any bilateral agreements.

The protesters are also calling on the authorities to investigate the use of force by police against participants of earlier demonstrations. China’s semi-autonomous region has been rocked by the protests since early June. At first, the rallies were peaceful but they subsequently led to violent clashes between the demonstrators and the police. UNI