Hong Kong students plan to strike as commutes disrupted

Monday - 02/09/2019 11:35
The protesters' demands include formally withdrawing an extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China to stand trial.

By Associated Press

HONG KONG — On the first day of school Monday, secondary students in Hong Kong supplemented their formal white uniforms with gas masks, goggles and hard hats as they planned to strike in a show of continued commitment to a fiery anti-government protest movement.

The semiautonomous Chinese territory has been rocked by nearly three months of pro-democracy protests calling for electoral reforms and an independent inquiry into police conduct.

The youth-dominated demonstrations will be tested as classes resume and many protesters are expected to go back to school following the summer break. A strike was scheduled for Monday afternoon for student protesters to skip classes and congregate at a public square in central Hong Kong.

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