HK rally against patriotism class
- Published: 1 Sep 2012 at 22.57
- Online news:
Thousands of protesters held a rally in Hong Kong Saturday in a final push to force the government to scrap Chinese patriotism lessons before the start of a new school year.
Some 40,000 parents and students gathered outside the government headquarters despite rain, public broadcaster RTHK quoted organisers as saying. However, police put the figure at only 8,100.
It was the second mass demonstration in two months after up to 90,000 people took to the streets in July to oppose the lessons, which they say is a bid to brainwash children with Chinese propaganda in semi-autonomous Hong Kong.
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