Moral responsibility in troubled times
“Strike to support students”, Chow Kim-ho
The strike led by college students, fighting for the democratic universal suffrage which Hong Kong people well deserve, was attacked by police with tear gas on 28 September 2014. Most of people woke up the next morning to find that Hong Kong was transformed. We were disconcerted by the rampant tyranny, yet be inspired by the courage of our fellow Hongkongers, as a line from Dickens, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times” could possibly describe it.
To build a fair and just society, one's rights to participate politically, to improve people's livelihood in a democratic manner, regardless her / his background or class, is always crucial. The HKCTU newsletter has interviewed three workers with different backgrounds, to see if their stories in the Umbrella Movement might echo yours.