Democracy protests in Hong Kong

August 16, 2019

Canadian unions condemn the use of excessive force against democracy protestors in Hong Kong.  

In the last two months, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens have protested against an extradition law with China, perceived to undermine Hong Kong’s independence and restrict basic freedoms. These demonstrations have been met with an escalation in police violence, tear gas and rubber bullets. The right to freedom of assembly has been seriously infringed.

Canadian unions support the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions’ call for an independent and credible investigation of police violence and human rights violations and for the release of arrested protestors without charge.

Canadian unions stand in solidarity with workers in Hong Kong in demanding an end to the violence.

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