Defiant Hong Kong pupils ignore education chief’s warning over national law protests

更新日期:6月 19


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Dozens of pupils from at least six schools marked the one-year anniversary of the anti-government movement and protested against the Hong Kong national security law on Friday, despite warnings from the education minister not to do so.


Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung’s letter to schools

on Wednesday, which told them not to chant slogans, form human chains or sing songs containing political messages, and asked principals or teachers to take action if pupils did not stop when told.


About 20 students from True Light Girls’ College and ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School in Yau Ma Tei, some wearing uniforms and others dressed in black, formed a human chain near their schools at 7.30am and chanted protest slogans including “Five demands, not one less” and “Hong Kong independence, the only way out”.


They also sang the popular protester anthem Glory to Hong Kong, which Yeung said was “clear propaganda” with a political message that should be banned at schools.


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