AFA Supports Aviation Workers In Hong Kong Airport Protest

Washington, D.C. (July 25, 2019) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement in support of the planned protest at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on Friday, July 26, 2019:

"Aviation is a symbol of freedom around the world. As aviation’s foremost ambassadors, Flight Attendants have a unique voice in our society and role in the promotion of our core values including freedom of movement and expression. 
"Those values are threatened by Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill, and by the subsequent government crackdowns and prosecution of peaceful protestors. On Friday, June 26, Flight Attendants and aviation workers will protest at Hong Kong International Airport, Terminal One, to demand: Complete withdrawal of the Extradition Bill; retraction of the 'Riot' characterization of the June 12 protest; release and exoneration of the arrested protestors; formation of an independent Commission of Inquiry, and; immediate implementation of universal suffrage. 

"AFA-CWA stands with our aviation sisters and brothers working through non-violent protest and direct action to stop regressive laws and move Hong Kong and every nation toward a just, equitable future."

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