Civil servants protest on Friday against the Hong Kong government’s handling of the extradition bill. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong civil servants embarrass government with protest against extradition bill and determination to ‘stand together with citizens’

  • Thousands of government workers call on embattled employer to meet protesters’ demands over extradition bill crisis
  • Many dismiss notions of political neutrality, one saying: ‘If we chose to stay silent, we will be betraying our duty and the people’s trust’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Civil servants protest on Friday against the Hong Kong government’s handling of the extradition bill. Photo: Felix Wong
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Bank workers rally in Chater Garden on Thursday. Hong Kong’s No 2 official says civil servants must maintain neutrality ahead of a demonstration planned for the same location on Friday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong No 2 official Matthew Cheung warns staff against behaviour that clashes with government views ahead of rally organised by civil servants

  • City’s deputy leader tells rank-and-file officials not to ‘do things’ at odds with government position
  • A group of young civil servants organise rally on Friday in opposition to administration’s now-abandoned extradition bill
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Bank workers rally in Chater Garden on Thursday. Hong Kong’s No 2 official says civil servants must maintain neutrality ahead of a demonstration planned for the same location on Friday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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