Thousands of students from across the city hold a mass rally at Chinese University. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: defiant university students, school pupils and residents go on strike, piling pressure on government to meet demands

  • Action held as police announced that 1,117 people had been arrested since anti-government protests erupted in June
  • Protesters had threatened to paralyse the railway network as part of ‘non-cooperative’ movement, but were deterred by police patrolling stations
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Thousands of students from across the city hold a mass rally at Chinese University. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Protesters fill the University Mall in Sha Tin. Photo: Sam Tsang

Thousands attend Hong Kong rally to kick off university class boycott

  • Sit-in at Chinese University draws an estimated 30,000 at start of two-week strike
  • School pupils at separate event in Central demand the government listen to protesters’ demands
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Protesters fill the University Mall in Sha Tin. Photo: Sam Tsang
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