United in protest, if not in their reasons for hitting the streets ...

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 02 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 02 July, 2011, 12:00am
 

Unemployed 60-year-old Mr Lau, whose body is paralysed down the left side.

'I have been in a wheelchair for 15 years. I last protested in 2003. Mr Lam, [Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung] with his by-election ban proposal, has prompted me to hit the streets again.'

Mrs Zhu, 40, from Guizhou , is six months pregnant and last week knelt down in protest before Secretary for Food and Health, Dr York Chow Yat-ngok.

'The cap on deliveries in the city's hospitals just discriminates against us. I have a Hong Kong husband, and we're part of the Hong Kong family. Our babies can't wait.'

Katty Law Ngar-ning, 40, convenor of the Government Hill Concern Group

'Government Hill has been central to the history of Hong Kong for the past 170 years. The government, by selling the area to property estate developers, is directly reinforcing the problem of property hegemony in Hong Kong.'

Lau Wai-hung, 41, salesman

'I hope the government can combat the illegal export of infant formula, which has already driven up prices drastically. Middle-class parents need to dig deeper into their pockets for infant formula, which makes it unaffordable for grass-roots families.'

Cheung Yeut-ting, 18, a Form Five student and a member of the Hong Kong Students' Union

'I oppose the implementation of moral and national education. The consultation time is too short. Also, the proposed curriculum is one-sided, as it focuses heavily on the country instead of on personal and family development. This is a type of brainwashing.'

Linda Wong Sau-yung, social worker

'Many people think rape victims should take some responsibility, but dressing in a sexy way is not a crime. Just because we wear few clothes does not mean we deserve to be raped. Women have the right to choose whichever way we like to dress.'

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