Organizers estimate that 13,000 people took part in the rally and hundreds of university staff are also supporting the student-led week of protest, signing a petition pledging their “staunchest support and protection”.

The students, who on Monday wore mostly white and donned yellow ribbons, are joining a movement that for months has been calling for a more open electoral process. Their boycott comes less than one week after thousands of activists staged a silent march through the business district of Hong Kong. 

On Tuesday, the protest will move to Tamar Park, next to government headquarters, where a number of scholars backing the campaign are expected to deliver lectures on topics ranging from democracy to cultural studies.

The actions are a prelude to a larger protest on October 1, which is being organized by the group Occupy Central—an Occupy Wall Street offshoot which is named after Hong Kong’s Central business district.

The protest can be followed on Twitter under the hashtag #hkclassboycott.

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