Hong Kong University Students Protest At Graduation Ceremony




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Hong Kong – A graduation ceremony at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was brought a halt on Thursday as graduates marched in support of anti- protesters whose rallies have rocked the city for nearly six months.

University students have been at the forefront of Hong Kong’s protests movement since it began in June a now-revoked extradition bill that would have allowed residents be tried in mainland China.
Tensions erupted between students from Hong Kong and mainland at CUHK’s graduation ceremony when students sang the protest anthem “Glory Hong Kong” instead of the Chinese National Anthem as directed.

One mainland student wielded a knife while he sang the Chinese anthem, saying that he did so because he felt “threatened” by other students, according a report from RTHK news site.

A group of journalism students made reference alleged maltreatment and obstruction of the press during the protests by holding a sign that read, “We are afraid of their gun, but they are afraid of our camera!”
Bouts of protests broke at other university graduation ceremonies, including at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Students at Hong Kong University held photographs of a peer who was severely injured after falling from a building following police dispersal of a protest on Sunday.
In October, Hong Kong’s largest police group criticised CUHK for publishing student protesters’ accounts of excessive use of force by police.
One of the five demands of the movement, an independent inquiry into police violence, has emerged as a prominent concern of protesters.