八五罷工 逾萬人金鐘集會 林鄭「死不悔改」15,000 Rally at Admiralty on Strike Day as Carrie Lam “Unrepentant”
林鄭月娥在記者會上繼續譴責示威者暴力，但仍未能提供解决方案。市民8月5日自發全港大罷工，高溫35度下，逾萬五人金鐘集會。… Continue reading
Chief Executive Carrie Lam continued to blame the protesters’ violence at the morning press conference, but still failed to provide any solution, fueling further public dissatisfaction. Democrats said Lam is provocative and “unrepentant.”
On 5 August , a citywide general strike was called asking the government not to ignore public opinion and respond positively to the 5 demands of the people of Hong Kong.
It was a fine and scorching day at 35 degrees. But tens of thousands attended rallies in 7 districts, including Mong Kok, Wong Tai Sin, Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan, Tai Po and Tuen Mun.
At 1:30 pm, Tamar Park outside government headquarters in Admiralty was packed with people. The crowds are endless, with an estimated over 15,000 people attending.
Agnes Chow Ting of Demosisto, organiser for the rally, read the strike declaration, criticized the government for causing public grievances, and passing political issues to the police. The strikers hoped that the government would respond to the demands by peaceful strikes. If the government refuses to respond, the non-cooperative movement will continue, and even escalate. Later, the guests and the public took the stage to speak.
The airport operation suffered serious disruption. At least 170 flights were cancelled. In the morning, all MTR subway services was disrupted resulting in a total stoppage, including the Airport Express.