WASHINGTON — Hong Kong students, protesting for democratic change, will dig in until their demands are met by the Communist China-appointed government of their city.
Reuters reported that an agreement to negotiate between both sides fell apart last week, but it only strengthened the resolve of the students at major protest sites.
The issue at hand is how the Communist Chinese government in Beijing will stop pro-democracy candidates from contesting the 2017 election for Hong Kong’s chief executive official position. Students want this decision reversed and called for the current leader of Hong Kong, appointed by Beijing, to step down.
There are concerns of a brutal police crackdown, but so far, the government has not used aggressive police tactics toward protesters.