Hong Kong, after the clashes, towards a general strike

Table of Contents

General strike planned for Aug. 5 as protests evolve

on

After weeks of massive protests, and clashes between citizens and the police (and even groups of thugs hired to beat up protesters), the pro-democracy movement is entering a new phase.

The organizers of the movement are calling for citizens to abandon their jobs for a day on Monday, Aug. 5, to attend a general strike on August 5th, in seven city districts: Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun, Wong Tai Sin, Tai Po, Mong Kok, and Admiralty.

The organizers are calling for a response to protesters’ key demands — such as the complete withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, an investigation into police use of force, and universal suffrage.

hong-kong-strike
Posters calling for Hongkongers to join in strikes planned for Aug. 5.

The strike of MTR conductors

Meanwhile, hundreds of subway staffers have signed a petition asking MTR, the company that controls the city’s subway, to apologize for the violence triggered by pro-Beijing groups on July 21 at Yuen Long station.

Employees also require that MTR issue new regulations to avoid these incidents again.

Failure to comply with these requests will result in the drivers’ strike which will begin tomorrow morning local time at 7:30 am, effectively blocking the city state’s transit system, and forcing the 5 million daily passengers to use alternative means.

MTR released a statement yesterday stating that no employee was injured in the clashes.

hong-kong-strike
Posters calling for Hongkongers to join in strikes planned for Aug. 5.

Source: coconuts.co

Subscribe to China Underground and get Planet China

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

China-Underground
China-Undergroundhttp://china-underground.com
CinaOggi.it and China-underground.com are two websites focused on China and Chinese culture. The site includes thousands of articles on this country structured in categories: news, trends, economy, history, art, guides, literature , pictures gallery, videos and Chinese cinema.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Search

2,062FansLike
1,163FollowersFollow
278SubscribersSubscribe
HD-Monocular-Day&Night-Vision-Dual-Focus-Telescope-Prism-Scope_Day&Night Vision Telescope

HD Monocular Day&Night Vision Dual Focus Telescope Prism Scope

Waterproof, the mirror is full of the high-purity nitrogen, waterproof and antifogging.super clear, the fully coated optics, meanwhile, guarantee superior light transmission and...
Xiaomi Mi 9 Global Version

Xiaomi Mi 9 Global Version 6GB

Throughout the history of smartphones, Snapdragon™ has been there as an engine powering the world's devices. CHECK PRICES Now, the Snapdragon™ 855 presents another leap forward...

Latest

Installation view of Sun Yunfan & Dave Liang: Flashbacks in a Crystal Ball at Inna Art Space, New York (all images © Inna Art Space and courtesy Yufan Sun and Shanghai Restoration Project, all photos by Anyan Wu)_Shanghai Restoration Project

Demystify the romance trope

Featured image: Installation view of Sun Yunfan & Dave Liang: Flashbacks in a Crystal Ball at Inna Art Space, New York (all images...