公務員站出來 四萬人迫爆中環 40,000 Flooded Central in Civil Service Rally
公務員於遮打花園發起「公僕仝人 與民同行」集會，4萬人潮迫爆中環。發起人張家寶讀出宣言，包括撤回修訂《逃犯條例》，以及成立獨立調查委員會。… Continue reading
Tens of thousands attended a rally organised by civil servants on Friday at Chater Garden urging the government to listen to public demands.
The crowd spread to the court outside the Court of Final Appeal, Statue Square, Des Voeux Road Central and Chater Road to Prince’s Building. The organisers said 40,000 were in attendance.
Cheung Ka-po, an officer at the Transport Department who applied for the rally, said civil servants will continue to work with Hong Kong people. “When we take off our badges, our uniforms, we are all Hongkongers,” he said. Cheung demanded the withdrawal of the amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the establishment of a commission of independent inquiry.
Former chief secretary Anson Chan spoke at the rally. She said attendees were brave to come out in defiance of government warnings. Civil servants, who are meant to be politically neutral, were warned that they face punishment for disloyalty.
Participation in the rally, comprising 52 departments, including the Department of Justice, the Home Affairs Bureau, the Food and Health Bureau, the Environment, the Judiciary, the Police, the Fire Services Department, the Customs and Excise Department, the Labour Department, the Information Services Department, the Radio Television Hong Kong and Social Welfare Department, etc.