May Day: thousands protest in Hong Kong over imprisoned campaignersPhoto: Simon Abrams, Flickr (Creative Commons)

Thousands of protestors in Hong Kong went into the streets this May Day, demanding the release of two labour rights campaigners who are currently imprisoned. The campaigners were arrested as part of a crackdown on labour rights groups in China.

May Day: thousands protest in Hong Kong over imprisoned campaignersPhoto: Simon Abrams, Flickr (Creative Commons)

The protestors marched from Victoria Park to the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, demanding better working conditions and the release of imprisoned union organisers who were advocating better labour conditions in China’s garment industry. It is estimated that around 2500 people participated in the protest.

Read the full article at the website of Huck here.

GoodElectronics has given regular updates on the status of all arrested activists since the crackdown last December.