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Hong Kong junior and senior high school students discuss the boycott of classes | NHK News

2019-08-22T15:26:17.175Z

In Hong Kong, where protests continue, junior high school students and high school students who are calling for a boycott of classes from next month when the new semester begins will hold a meeting on the 22nd, and…


Hong Kong junior and senior high school students talk about boycott of class meeting August 23 0:15

In Hong Kong, where protests continue, junior high school students and high school students, whose class boycotts have been called from the start of the new semester, held a meeting on the 22nd to discuss future activities.

In Hong Kong, protests have been ongoing for more than two months over a draft amendment to allow the suspects to be handed over to mainland China. In order to show the will of protest, we call for a boycott of classes every Monday from 2nd of next month when the new semester starts.

Under these circumstances, many junior high school students and high school students gathered in a plaza in central Hong Kong on the 22nd to discuss future protests.

At the meeting, despite the ongoing protests, the government was dissatisfied if they did not respond to the citizens' requests, and when attending the boycott of the class, they could consult with an understanding teacher. There was advice that it was necessary.

A senior high school boy who participated in the meeting said, “Children who are smaller than them think the government is wrong. I want to express my intention with a boycott of the class.”

In Hong Kong, not only junior high school and high school students, but also college students are calling for a boycott of classes for two weeks starting next month.

Education authorities are opposed to bringing political issues into the educational setting, and ripples are spreading in the education world.

Source: nhk

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