Protesters campaigning for the withdrawal of the controversial Hong Kong extradition bill returned to MTR stations on Friday, dressed in black and urging passengers to disrupt services, students to skip classes and office workers to go on strike.
While some passers-by clapped their hands in support, MTR staff milled around nearby, and the police took down the protesters’ personal details.
At Kowloon Tong, Mrs Wong, a 50-year-old social worker, wore a black T-shirt and dark trousers in support of the protesters and in opposition to the legislation.
“I feel dissatisfied with the government’s response,” she said. “There are different voices in this city, but the government does not listen at all.”
and the government headquarters complex in Admiralty in a protest, which the police later said turned into a riot.
Despite the opposition, the city’s leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has said she has no intention of withdrawing the bill, which, if passed, would allow fugitive transfers to jurisdictions the city has not got an extradition arrangement with, such as mainland China.