And stop smashing your strawman. Nobody thinks Joe Bloggs's son is going to prison for mumbling the words to the anthem. Literally nobody thinks that but you protest it in every post. Ludicrous.
The next Nathan Law or Joshua Wong are the ones that will be at risk when this law is passed. Not a Western kid in Harrow or whatever. It will just be another tool to persecute those Beijing already fears.
On one side people seem concerned that the executive branch of government will use the Law to intimidate or prosecute students that hold different views.
As far as I cam tell from your counter arguments there have been several.
- Hong Kong is a mature society and the Hong Kong government or its agents will not abuse the law to target students with political opposed views
- Every country curtails the legal political views of students even when outside the confines of the school
- China is watching what you say on this forum
- Right to oppose the government is not an issue in China
and a few others. It is a little confusing reading back through the posts.
Last edited by East_coast; 14-01-2019 at 06:06 PM.
Wonder if Golem even read his article.A Florida school district said that a student who refused to take part in the Pledge of Allegiance was arrested for becoming disruptive, not for refusing to say the pledgeWe do not condone the substitute's behavior," the district said in a statement Monday. "We respect our students' right to freedom of expression and we are committed to protecting that critical right while ensuring peaceful classrooms so all students can learn."
Just like China
A school administrator and the officer asked the student to leave the class, but the 6th grader refused, Lakeland police said. Lakeland police said the student, who left the classroom, created another disturbance, and made threats as he was escorted to the office.
He was arrested for disrupting a school function and resisting an officer without violence and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center, police said.