The protests against amendment of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance continued. On September 2 and 3, practitioners from at least 21 professions, including medical, aviation, finance and social welfare, joined forces in Tamar Park for a general strike rally and asked the government to respond to the 5 major demands of the people. A notice of no objection was issued by the police at the gathering of the Tamar Park in Admiralty. The Tsim Sha Tsui Salisbury Garden rally was opposed by the police.
Tang Kin-wah, one of the organisers, regretted that the appeal was rejected. He said that work strikes, marches and gatherings are the rights granted to Hong Kong people under the Basic Law. Prohibiting rallies is a violation of the civil rights of Hong Kong people.
They also applied for a change to a rally in Wong Tai Sin, which was also opposed by the police. In essence, the police’s decision is “declaring a martial law area in Kowloon”, and no rally is allowed in Kowloon. A recent rally application in Tsuen Wan Park were also opposed by the police and the appeal rejected.
At Tamar Park outside Admiralty Government Headquarters was full of people with umbrellas. The crowds are endless, with an estimated 15,000 people.