HongKong students to boycott new term as protests continue
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong student leaders on Thursday (Aug 22) announced a two-week boycott of lectures from the upcoming start of term, as they seek to keep protesters on the streets and pressure on the government.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
They threatened further action if the government does not adequately respond to the protesters' five demands, which include spiking a controversial extradition Bill, universal suffrage and an independent inquiry into alleged police abuses during the protests.
Mr Wong said students will be encouraged to take time to"understand what happened in our society... what we can do for our city's future".
But they quickly morphed into a wider pro-democracy campaign, in a city where young people are boxed in by the soaring cost of living and worsening job prospects.Read more: The Straits Times
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