- Title: Hong Kong prepares for day of school strikes
- Date: 2nd September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BOATS MOVING IN HONG KONG'S VICTORIA HARBOUR TRAFFIC IN HONG KONG'S WESTERN DISTRICT VARIOUS OF STUDENTS WITH FACE MASK OUTSIDE A SECONDARY SCHOOL IN HONG KONG'S WESTERN DISTRICT (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) 64-YEAR-OLD RETIREE, LUK HIN, SAYING: "I don't support going on work strikes or school strikes. Hong Kong needs to have peace and stability. If you stir up and destabilise Hong Kong, a lot of people will lose their jobs. The economy will risk suffering a crisis. The working class will suffer a lot. To help the working people, we need more business, more opportunities in the economy, to make Hong Kong more prosperous." VARIOUS OF COMMUTERS AT BUS STOP IN WESTERN DISTRICT TRAFFIC MOVING IN HONG KONG'S WESTERN DISTRICT VARIOUS OF PRIMARY STUDENTS BEING BROUGHT TO SCHOOL SIGN READING (English) "KAU YAN SCHOOL" (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) 64-YEAR-OLD RETIREE, LUK HIN, SAYING: "Study harder (instead). Hong Kong needs you in order to change, but that doesn't mean violence. It means you need to make changes through action. Care more about Hong Kong's society. Support the Hong Kong society and the activities in the economy. Go deeper into your studies. The secret to success is doing well in secondary school. There's no other secret." VARIOUS OF COMMUTERS IN WESTERN DISTRICT (SOUNDBITE) (English), 19-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, HUGO SINS, SAYING: "Yeah, I would say I am more or less against the strike; the students' strike especially. As I think that young people should really value their education more, perhaps more than perhaps deal with politics. It's a bit saddening to me to see all the violence in Hong Kong right now in the past, especially in the past weekend, where they've basically escalated the action, and destroyed the Tung Chung MTR station." COMMUTERS QUEUING AT BUS STOP SIGN READING (English/Chinese): "WESTERN POLICE STATION" SECURITY BARRIERS IN PLACE OUTSIDE THE POLICE STATION IN SAI WAN
- Embargoed: 16th September 2019 04:12
- Keywords: Hong Kong protest strike school shop
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUYR6MF
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- Story Text:Traffic in Hong Kong resumed on Monday (September 2) after another violent weekend of protests in the Chinese-ruled city, which is facing its biggest political crisis in decades.
Protesters have called for a general strike on Monday, but the city appeared to return to relative calm with shops open, trains operating and workers making their way to offices across the global financial hub.
Many primary schools were closed due to a typhoon warning and some older children went to school in hard hats. University students, who have often led the protests, were expected to swap classes for demonstrations later in the day.
Thousands of protesters blocked roads and public transport links to Hong Kong airport on Sunday (September 1) in a bid to draw world attention to their attempt to force Beijing to give greater autonomy to the former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
(Production: Jiang Xihao, Aleksander Solum, Hyunyoung Yi, Peter Blaza)
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