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Proteste in Hongkong
Sep 29th, 2014 by Gao

HKCTU strongly condemns the police crackdown of people’s protest by Hong Kong government (HKCTU)

Calling all workers in Hong Kong to participate in a general strike on September 29.
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions(HKCTU) strongly condemns the police for their violent attack on unarmed students and people. We strongly condemn the government for suppressing the freedom of speech and the freedom of assembly in Hong Kong. HKCTU calls for all workers in Hong Kong to strike tomorrow, in protest of the ruling of the National People’s Congress, as well as the brutal suppression of peaceful protest by the Hong Kong government. Workers and students must unite to force the totalitarian government to hand state power back to the people.
Since the peaceful assembly outside the Government Headquarter on September 26th, thousands of people join and support the assembly. The ever growing number of people maintained peace and order. Yet, the police attacked the protestors heavily with pepper spray, baton and riot squads armed with shields and helmets, while people who only had towels and umbrellas to protect themselves. In face of several rounds of suppression, protestors only raised their hands up without fighting back. In the evening of September 28th, the police furthered their attack with several rounds of tear gas. Many peaceful protestors were injured.
Workers must stand up against the unjust government and violent suppression. Workers must stand up, as the totalitarian government has to back down when all workers protest in solidarity. To defend democracy and justice, we cannot let the students fight the suppression alone.
HKCTU hereby announces and calls all workers to participate in a general strike tomorrow.
We demand:
1) Police must release the arrested protestors immediately. They must guarantee the basic human rights of the arrested protestors during retention.
2) The government and police must stop suppressing the peaceful assembly and apologize to the people.
3) National People’s Congress must withdraw the ‘fake universal suffrage’. The Hong Kong government must restart the consultation of political reform. Workers have been demanding a fair election system to rectify the longstanding problem of the business-leaning government. However, the ‘fake universal suffrage’ framework proposed by NPC is merely ‘old wine in a new bottle’.
4) Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying must step down to bear the responsibility of violent suppression of protest.

Tania Branigan, Jonathan Kaiman: Tens of thousands join pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong (Guardian)
Tania Branigan, Jonathan Kaiman: Hong Kong police use teargas and pepper spray to disperse protesters (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Hong Kong citizens urged to continue protests as police withdraw (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Hong Kong citizens step up protests as riot police withdrawn (Guardian)
Tania Branigan: Hong Kong surprises itself with the exuberance and spontaneity of protests (Guardian)
Jonathan Kaiman: China censors images of Hong Kong protests in TV broadcasts to mainland (Guardian)
Chris Buckley, Alan Wong: Pro-Democracy Group Shifts to Collaborate With Student Protesters in Hong Kong (New York Times)
Ivan Watson, Elizabeth Joseph, Anjali Tsui, Jethro Mullen: Hong Kong says riot police have pulled back as protesters jam city streets (CNN)
Christoph Prantner: Lostage für China (Standard)
Johnny Erling: Pekings Angst vor der Regenschirm-Revolution (Standard)

Über die Massendemonstrationen von Schülern und Studenten in Hongkong und ihre anhaltende Kampagne, die den zivilen Ungehorsam unterstützt, kursiert ein bunter Begriff: die „Regenschirm-Revolution“. Die kommunistische Führung in Peking, die hinter allen Protestbewegungen die Hand „farbiger“ Revolutionen vermutet, lässt ihn in Chinas Internet strikt zensieren. In Hongkong ist er dennoch zum geflügelten Wort geworden.

APA: Demonstranten blockieren Hongkongs Finanzbezirk (Standard)
反对人大粗暴落闸 既要真普选也要改善民生(劳工世界)/ 25 Unions and Social Groups Demand Universal Suffrage and Economic Betterment (China Labour Net)
Bai Ruixue: The protest movement in Hong Kong is continuing to grow (Europe solidaire sans frontières)
Bai Ruixue: Universal suffrage: Thousands of Hong Kong students hold large pro-democracy rally on the first day of class boycott (Europe solidaire sans frontières)
Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Clash With Police In Surreal Scenes (Huffington Post)

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