我們是在各行各界工作的香港市民,有金融、會計、醫護、 運輸、工程、 創科等行業。亦有一直以來保持政治中立的公務員挺身而出,與民同行,爭取公義。我們決定於八月五日罷工,是因為社會各界以最平和方式表達的訴求,政府隻字不聞;許多走上街頭的抗爭者,受到暴力攻擊及暴權迫害, 包括44名示威者同一日被控告暴動罪;有數名市民以死相諫,政府高官依然無動於衷。社會進入如斯境地,我們不惜暫時癱瘓其運作,迫使政府正視問題。
六月九日百萬人上街遊行,訴求非常簡單:撤回修訂逃犯條例。但政府一直漠視民意,令事件不斷惡化。其後衍生事件之多之鉅罄竹難書,但必須指出:六月十二日警隊濫權濫暴鎮壓示威,舉世譴責;七月二十一日警隊疏忽職守、涉嫌勾結黑幫暴徒於元朗策動無差別攻擊,更是人神共憤。 針對這一連串事件,無數社會賢達及團體組織,包括前終審法院首席法官、前立法會主席、前政 務司司長、前大學校長、香港總商會、大律師公會等等,都清楚表明政府應成立獨立調查
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Cross-Sectoral Joint Statement for Hong Kong General Strike on August 5th, 2019
We are Hong Kong citizens from different walks of life, including finance, accounting, medical
care, transport, engineering, and innovation and technology, etc. Some of us are civil
servants, who have so far always remained politically neutral, are now bravely stepping
forward to join forces in this fight for justice.
We have decided to launch a strike on August 5th, as the Government turned a deaf ear to the
most peaceful protests from a wide section of our society; as 44 of the many protesters who
took to the streets were prosecuted on the same day with riot charges despite having
subjected to violent attacks and obscene persecution; several citizens have committed suicide
in admonition to the Hong Kong SAR Government, but senior government officials remained
chillingly indifferent. Our society is now deplorable and broken. We have no choice but to put
the brakes on our city temporarily, in order to force the government to face up to the problem.
On June 9th, a million people took to the streets to protest. The demand was very simple: to
withdraw the extradition bill. However, the Government has chosen to ignore the public’s
opinion, which exacerbated the situation. The long list of subsequent events are too many and
too painful to be fully described here, but the following must be heard loud and clear: On June
12th, the Hong Kong Police abused its power and exerted excessive violence in crowd control.
For this, they should be condemned by all. On July 21st, the police neglected their duties and
allegedly colluded with gangsters in Yuen Long to launch indiscriminate attacks. Anyone with
a conscience would have their blood boiling just to learn that such nonsense has taken place.
In response to this series of events, countless social leaders and organizations, including the
former Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, the former President of the Legislative
Council, the former Chief Secretary for Administration, a former president of a university, the
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Bar Association, have clearly stated that the government should establish an Independent Commission of Inquiry for a thorough
investigation and heal the rift in society. In this regard, the Chief Executive Carrie Lam only
responded by saying that she would only allow investigation within the establishment, and that
she would not betray the police as long as her remaining the Chief Executive, by initiating an
Independent Commission of Inquiry.
In this regard, we hereby demand Carrie Lam to establish an Independent Commission
of Inquiry, so that justice can be upheld.
At the same time, we urge the Government to respond to the other demands of the public,
1. Complete withdrawal of the extradition amendment bill
2. Release of the arrested protestors in the relevant protests;
3. Withdrawal of the characterization of “riot” of the protests;
4. Immediate implementation of dual universal suffrage
Only by committing to these will the deep wounds of the society to be healed, will Hong Kong
be brought back on the right track, and will justice be done to our generation.
If the Government does not respond to the above demands before August 6th, we shall launch
more and larger strikes and non-cooperation movements.
We shall never give up until we succeed.
Industries sectors joining as signatories: Civil Servants, Accounting, Banking, Financial
Services, Insurance, Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Aviation, Cathay
Pacific Staff, Engineering and Construction, Transport and Logistics, Social Welfare,
Catering, Tourism, Property Management, Retail, Telecommunications, Advertising,
Design, Arts and Cultural Sectors
Text by Fortune Insight