On the 2nd in Hong Kong, where protests against the government continue, the junior high and high school students and college students who have entered their new school year have begun boycotting classes. Junior high and high school students urged the government to accept citizens' requests, such as withdrawing the amendment of the “Fugitive Crime” by suspending class attendance every Monday and college students until this month.
September is the entrance season in Hong Kong. According to local media, a group of more than 90 junior and senior high school students are showing a willingness to become boycott. Student organizations from 10 universities, including Hong Kong University and Hong Kong Chubun University, are calling for refusal to attend classes.
On the morning of the 2nd, boycotts began at several junior and senior high schools, and students gathered outside the classroom held hands to show their solidarity. Junior high school students and their parents who participated in the boycott gather at a plaza in the center of Hong Kong.
The protest demonstration, which began in earnest from June, coincided with the summer vacation, and many teenagers and teenagers participated. The Hong Kong government expects the momentum of demonstrations to subside as the new semester begins. In late August, government officials released a statement on the class boycott saying "Schools should not be a place to express political claims or demands, nor should they be a place for political battles."
In Hong Kong a few days, and the general strike since August 5 have been called, and employees from a wide range of industries such as aviation and finance are expected to participate. Subway operation disruption in line with the general strike began on the morning of the 2nd, and the subway operation has been delayed. (Hong Kong = Hide Nishimoto)