Hong Kong students hold rally to mourn death of university student who fell from car park near police operations


More than one hundred gather at Kwun Tong Promenade and chant protest-related slogans

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Students chant slogans peacefully at Kwun Tong Promenade.

A joint-school rally with participants from 25 secondary schools is being held today at Kwun Tong Promenade to mourn the death of a university student. Chow Tsz-lok, a student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, died earlier today after falling from height at a car park in an area of police dispersion on Monday.

The event is scheduled to take place from 5pm to 8pm and is organised by the student-led pro-democracy groups The Preparatory Platform of Class Boycotts in Secondary Schools and Inspidemia Hong Kong. They have been granted a letter of no objection from the police.

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Organisers also want to show support for the students arrested during the continuing anti-government protests over the past five months.

More than one hundred have gathered at the venue and are chanting protest-related slogans such as "Reclaim Hong Kong, revolution of our times," "Hongkonger, revenge," "Glory to Hong Kong," and "Investigate police violence".

Vice-chairman of Demosisto Isaac Cheng also spoke to the crowd, and lawyer Esmond Wong Chun-ka of the Progressive Lawyers Group went on stage to give a presentation about what to do if you are arrested.

Netizens have also called for another gathering starting at 7.45 pm to pay tribute to Chow in eight different places around Hong Kong. These include Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tseung Kwan O, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Sai Wan Ho.