Accountants in Hong Kong have demonstrated in support of the city’s pro-democracy protests, becoming the latest profession to back the movement publicly.
A few thousand accountants gathered in a city square and marched to government headquarters Friday carrying signs with the protesters’ demands.
One participant, Sarah Wong, said accountants are usually quiet because they are focused on getting the numbers right, but they cannot remain silent anymore.
Another said that the now-suspended extradition bill that sparked the protests would have affected accountants, because many of them have clients in mainland China and travel there.
The legislation would have allowed suspects to be extradited to the mainland to face trial.
Lawyers, teachers and medical workers have also rallied in support of the protests.