Monday, January 02, 2006

“Onward with Peoples’ Struggles, No to WTO”

UPDATE: After the mass arrest of the on the early morning of December 18, there were a lot of misleading information from the media. Some were told that the rally in that afternoon will be cancelled due to the “riot”. The government even used all the mass media to advice the public not to join and go to Victoria Park.

Without any hesitation, the ASA together with HKPA decided to push through the assembly and rally. Besides to protest against the WTO, another main call of the rally was released the detainees, condemn the police brutality and human rights violation. More encouraging was the number of the participants did not decrease. There are more local people who come out and showed the sympathy to the protesters. It was a warm and affirm rally.

Some of the local protesters even started the hunger strike to call the government to release the protesters. Those who arrived the protest area approached the hunger strike area and provide them with care and concerns. The scenario always contradicts with the Convention and Exhibition Centre where the negotiation took place.