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Statement in support of protesters in Hong Kong

Issue No. 2423

We, the undersigned support the right of Hong Kong citizens to decide who they want to vote for Chief Executive rather than just have a choice of candidates who are vetted and approved by Beijing

We strongly condemned the Hong Kong police, (who are under the direct orders of HKSAR government): use of: tear gas, pepper spray, batons against the protesting students and the public who only had towels, cling film and umbrellas to protect them.

We support Hong Kong teachers and other workers, who are taking strike action against police brutality and for the right for Hong Kong citizens to choose their own candidates, 

Christine Blower, General Secretary National Union of Teachers
Kevin Courtney Deputy General Secretary National Union of Teachers
Sally Kincaid, Divisional Secretary Wakefield & District NUT
Tom Woodcock, President of Cambridge Trades Council
Simon Murch, Joint Divisional Secretary Sheffield NUT
Stefan Simms Ealing NUT & member of National NUT executive
Steve White, Div Sec Waltham Forest, NUT delegate for WF Trades Council
Gerry Kelly, Deputy Division Secretary Waltham Forest
Martin Powell-Davies NUT National executive
Tony Buttifint Joint Secretary Islington NUT
Jess Edwards, Joint Secretary Lambeth NUT
Sara Tomlinson Joint Secretary Lambeth NUT
Ken Cridland Secretary Lancashire NUT
Alex Kenny NUT National Exec
Paul McGarr School rep
Amy Murch School rep
Bob Archer, President, Redbridge NUT, Secretary, Redbridge TU Council
Steve Johnston former president Leeds NUT
Dave Clinch NUT member

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