While the protests are taking place, public servants from varying Chinese government agencies are in process of organizing a rally to engage government leaders to listen to the people. These public servants in Hong Kong are required to stay neutral, and this particular group of government workers have never spoken out regarding how the government has handles political and social issues.
“As public servants, our duty is to serve the Hong Kong people, protect Hong Kong’s core values and improve the people’s well being,” Hong Kong public servants wrote in their press release. “Although we are required to be politically neutral when we are on duty, it does not mean we must remain silent on political topics, because when we take off our uniforms, we are also citizens of Hong Kong.”
Ngan Mo-chow, a public servant at the Labor Department and an organizer of the rally, told the media on July 29 that the event is a spontaneous civil action. Similar to the ongoing mass protests, there is no leader, and it does not represent the opinion of any department of the government.