Lee Fu-sing of the HK Professional Teachers' Union raises a finger to make a point about primary schools threatened with closure. The union yesterday appealed for the schools to be given more time to recruit the minimum 23 pupils per class for them to continue operating. The appeal came ahead of a rally on Saturday afternoon when 1,000 teachers, pupils, parents and heads from more than 10 of the schools will petition the Education and Manpower Bureau. Twenty-two schools have been ordered to stop operating their Primary One classes in September. Ten had lodged an appeal before a deadline on Tuesday. Joining Mr Li yesterday were union president and legislator Cheung Man-kwong (third from left) and headmasters from three schools ordered to close.