More than 1/10 of the population joined the match on December 8 which organized by Civil Human Rights Front.
The CUHK Senior Lecturer in Government and Public Administration Ivan Choy Chi-Keung stated that even after pro-democracy candidates gained success in the recent District Council election, still too many citizens participated in the march.
This shows that Hong Kong citizens do not think the movement is over despite the pro-democracy victory in the election; rather, they sent a very strong message to the government to respond to the 5 demands.
Meanwhile, some Unions recruited members during protests in preparation for strikes to express demands.
When asked about the purpose of establishing the union, the organizing committee of the Hong Kong Trade and Purchasing Trade Unions mentioned that they hope to put pressure on the government and to express demands through different actions.
They said that going on strike is the final step, but wearing clothes of the same color to work is also a way of protesting. Trade unions also aim to strive for employees’ rights and interests.
As Ivan Choy worried, if the government does not respond to the citizens, conflicts, and opposition will continue in society. Because Hong Kong citizens have to keep going.