[chinese blood, irish heart] - DEFUNCT: People's Mardi Gras against WTO

Monday, November 28, 2005

People's Mardi Gras against WTO

The 'People's Mardi Gras' celebrates the solidarty of the Asian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong. Groups from the Phillipines, Nepal, Indonesia gathered at Star Ferry Pier (Central) and marched to the Central Government Offices to voice their frustration. Chanting the universial 'Junk WTO', a grand display of tribal costumes and papier marches danced through busy Central amusing the thousands of bystanders.
Rey Asis, one of the organisers of the event, explains that this is a warm-up to the much larger upcoming protests during the People's Action Week (11th-18th) when the WTO talks are held.

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