Monday, January 02, 2006

Opening with assembly and rally

UPDATE: Following the opening of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong, the ASA delegation who just arrived in Hong Kong, participated the rally together with the Hong Kong People’s Alliance on WTO (HKPA). Around 60 youth and students from different part of the world brought the banners, flags and slogans to express their protest against the WTO.

The theme of the assembly and rally was “People Power to Protect our Livelihood, Security and Dignity”. It addressed the concerns and the needs of the people in the world whose livelihood ruined by the policies of the WTO. Around 4500 protesters participated in the rally. Many of the local Hong Kong people also attracted by the rally by took the photo and witnessed the whole possession.

When the possession reached the protest area, six ASA delegation including the secretariat member were on the stage to chant on “JUNK WTO” in different national languages. It represented the Asian realities in protest against the WTO. The ASA always very vocal and critical in express our strong objection to the WTO.