Another interesting article in the South China Morning Post US Edition reports that more than 350 civil servants signed a petition – the second within a month – warning that some government workers may strike over the HK government’s handling of the protests.
Chinese media controlled by the CCP has been painting the unrest and violence as the fault of the protesters; this petition lends credence to the protesters’ claims that violence is being incited and perpetrated by the HK police.
“We have lost count of the number of ‘crimes against humanity’ Hong Kong police committed and we feel ashamed to call them colleagues,” they wrote, citing UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s warning that some acts by the force could run against international norms.Kong Kong civil servants in their petition to the HK government
If the government refuses to make any concession, it will disappoint civil servants and leave little room for dialogue. We cannot preclude some colleagues making their voices heard by taking part in marches, rallies, or strikes, to save Hong Kong from the brink of breakdown.Kong Kong civil servants in their petition to the HK government