Sunday, January 09, 2005

HKFS will hold "Sit In" protest overnight

BREAKING NEWS: The ASA secretariat received the news from the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) about their decision to hold a overnight "sit in" outside the Legislative Council Building on coming Monday. This overnight "sit in" protest is purpose to stop the government to continue their budget cut on the higher education expenses.

This was the decision from the routine HKFS Standing Committee meeting. In 2002, the HKFS together with members organized a massive campaign to stop the Education and Manpower Bureau to implement the budget cut. One of the significant of the events was boycott the class. However, the action was cancelled last minutes due to some "consensus" with among the members.

The education reform consultation is going on in Hong Kong now. With the decision from the government to continue the budget cut, the HKFS again will stand up to against the decision.

We call the Hong Kong students to attend this overnight "sit in" protest. Following is the details of the gathering:

Date: 10 January 2005 (Monday)
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: The main entrance of the Legco Building

For those who are outside Hong Kong, the secretariat will update you about the progress.