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University students plan two-week class boycott

2019-08-22 HKT 16:56
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Student unions from major universities in Hong Kong are calling for a two-week class boycott over the extradition bill when they return to campus in September after the summer break.

Representatives from eight UGC-funded universities as well as Shue Yan and Hang Seng universities said they will hold a gathering at the Chinese University at 3:30pm on September 2, to be followed by a series of lectures across different campuses over the next two weeks.

Students said they will escalate their actions if the government doesn't respond to the protesters' core demands within that time.

They said if the government does not respond by 8pm on September 13, they will escalate their action, which may include an indefinite boycott of classes.

"Two weeks is sufficient for the government to think of any plans or response to the five demands," said Davin Wong, the acting president of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union.