American Sociological Association

ASA Letter Regarding the Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement

December 8, 2018

Recently ASA sent a letter encouraging China to drop charges against leaders of Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement. The original letter is here and a copy is below.


December 4, 2018


Dear Secretary Teresa Cheng and Ambassador Cui Tiankai,

On behalf of the American Sociological Association, a professional society representing more than 12,000 people around the world, I am writing to strongly encourage you to drop the charges against the nine leaders of Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement, including sociology professor Chan Kin-man. These leaders were peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly to which they are entitled.

Thank you for your consideration.



Mary Romero, President

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