A group of pro-government people protested outside the joint office of the Professional Teachers Union (PTU) and the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) in Mong Kok on Thursday, accusing them of encouraging anti-extradition bill protesters.

Around 50 demonstrators chanted slogans and accused teachers of inciting students to join anti-government protests.

One woman participant said the PTU has no conscience as teachers are instilling biased views of China in students. She said they are tarnishing the police by calling them “corrupt cops”.

She also said the liberal studies curriculum should be abolished as it is radicalising pupils.

The protesters also slammed the CHRF for organising anti-extradition marches, saying these had affected businesses and people’s livelihoods.

One protester, who displayed an empty bowl and chopsticks to symbolise livelihood problems, said his family’s lives have been affected by the protests. His flight back to Hong Kong was delayed for a day when the protesters laid siege to the airport, he said.

He said that he supports the CHRF to organise peaceful marches but these shouldn’t affect local businesses.

Minor quarrels broke out between these protesters and passers-by who held a different opinion of the ongoing protests. But the demonstrators left before the situation could deteriorate.