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Thousands boycott class for city as new school year begins

HONG KONG (SE): “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” read one of the placards held up by one of student protesters as they knelt on the ground at St. Francis’ Canossian College on September 2, on the first day of the new school year. The students were staging school boycott in an act of defiance, calling for the government to meet the protesters’ demands, including the ouster of Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Lam is an alumni of the college. 

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Violence will only generate more violence bishop warns

HONG KONG (SE): While protests against the now-suspended extradition bill have entered a new phase of more violent clashes and a citywide strike, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing of Hong Kong, said during a Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Wanchai, on August 5, that political problems have to be solved by political means and that any attempt to calm down public sentiment using the police will not work. He also urged Christians to be the instruments of peace amid the chaos.
 

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