What is this Student Strike and why is it happening in Hong Kong?
On 31st August 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) made a decision on issues regarding the methods of election of the Chief Executive of HKSAR as well as the members of the Legislative Council of HKSAR in the years 2017 and 2016 respectively. The nomination of the Chief Executive, which holds the highest authority in Hong Kong, will be made by the Election Committee of the 2012 Chief Executive Election, but not the general public. This means that our choices for the Chief Executive is filtered by the Chinese government, and this violates the one country, two systems agreement that we have with China.
The students in Hong Kong are striking at peace, with non-violent behaviours, yet the police are adamant in removing them from PUBLIC grounds by force, arresting our fellow classmates and using violence.
I understand that most of you may not live in Hong Kong, but the situation here is grave. We do not want a repeat of the Tiananmen Massacre and we are urging the government to release the arrested students.
Those who are not participating in the strike has currently been cut off from live feed from our major TV station and we are scared that this means the police will be stepping up their forces in removing students from the strike.
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Please, please, please sign this petition and help the people of Hong Kong. These protestors are literally students, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, peacefully protesting because all they are asking for is voting rights they were promised.
This is by no means even a inch worth close to what happened Ferguson, but these people need help too. Some of us have family out there and I asking for you all to at the very least, sign this petition asking for it to be considered and for the rights of the Hong Kong people to be taken into account. At the very least let the people of Hong Kong know that their struggle is not alone.
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