1. Hong Kong's government cancelled tomorrow's negotiations with students
The decision of the government to cancel the tomorrow's negotiations with the representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students was a response to the students' leaders' remarks which "shatter the basics of meaningful dialogue", noted the main Secretary of Hong Kong administration, Carrie Lam.
Today students addressed the protestors and encouraged them to join the demonstrations in case the dialogue with the government will not bring any results and both sides will not come to an agreement concerning the significant changes in the political reform of Hong Kong.
Carrie Lam said that such exclamations contradict the principles of planned negotiations and added that "illegal occupation" cannot be used as a means of pressure during the negotiations.
The main conditions of the negotiations from the government are these two: first one is that the discussion must be held within the resolution of the National Congress. Second one is that they must not be linked to Occupy Central movement.
"Unfortunately, the protestors refused the constructive suggestions and returned to their original position," claimed Lam.
2. Protesters criticize government’s decision to cancel the negotiations
After the government had officially canceled the negotiations, over 5 thousand people took to the streets of Hong Kong.
As one of the protesters states: “Beijing has declared its rules since the very beginning. The government claimed not to step away from their decision about the electoral reform”. “They cancelled the negotiations because we went out in the streets and tried to open the dialogue”.
Students say that the government’s actions are senseless and ridiculous and that they can only intensify the protests.
“They are being really irrational. If they really want to solve the problems about both the political and electoral reforms, they need to open the lines of communication. People on the streets start losing their hopes and faith for the government. The protests are most likely to grow stronger tomorrow” – says the leader of the Hong Kong Federation of Students.
As proposed by Joshua Wong, the youngest activist of the protest and the leader of the “Scholarism” movement, students should keep on striking classes as a way of touching on the government.
3.Protest militants call for the demonstrators to support the protests at the main square
The Occupy Central leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students and the militants of the pro-democratic movement appeal to the protesters to gather tomorrow at 7.30 pm Hong Kong time at Harcourt Road square, which has already become famous as the "Umbrella square", for the expression of mass discontent with the cancellation of negotiations.
According to the main secretary of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, Alex Chow, the walkouts will continue untill the government pays attention to their demands and suggests all the possible solutions to the problems.