Leading Hong Kong teachers’ union calls for class boycott after clashes over extradition bill

Jun 13, 2019 by

Professional Teachers’ Union announced it would skip classes on Thursday and Friday

Education Bureau opposes the call, saying politics should be kept off school campuses

A leading union has called on Hong Kong teachers to skip classes for the rest of the week after street clashes between police and residents protesting the government’s extradition bill.

The Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU), the city’s biggest pro-democracy union for educators, announced it would boycott classes on Thursday and Friday.

The union condemned the government for pushing forward the legal amendments by all means, and the Legislative Council’s president for cooperating with officials.

“Right now, with the sentiment in society rapidly worsening, [the PTU] has decided to announce a launch of class boycotts across Hong Kong for this week,” its statement read.

Source: Leading Hong Kong teachers’ union calls for class boycott after clashes over extradition bill | South China Morning Post

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