Representatives of HKU students meet the press as they submit a petition signed by more than 3,000 students and alumni demanding a review of Benny Tai’s dismissal, at the campus in Pok Fu Lam on August 3. Photo: Nora TamRepresentatives of HKU students meet the press as they submit a petition signed by more than 3,000 students and alumni demanding a review of Benny Tai’s dismissal, at the campus in Pok Fu Lam on August 3. Photo: Nora Tam
Representatives of HKU students meet the press as they submit a petition signed by more than 3,000 students and alumni demanding a review of Benny Tai’s dismissal, at the campus in Pok Fu Lam on August 3. Photo: Nora Tam

Letters | Hong Kong protests: firing Benny Tai did mark the end of academic freedom in city

  • Former student believes Tai separated his roles of social activist and university professor very clearly, and HKU council’s decision to dismiss him raises grave concerns about its independence from government influence

Topic |   Benny Tai Yiu-ting
Representatives of HKU students meet the press as they submit a petition signed by more than 3,000 students and alumni demanding a review of Benny Tai’s dismissal, at the campus in Pok Fu Lam on August 3. Photo: Nora TamRepresentatives of HKU students meet the press as they submit a petition signed by more than 3,000 students and alumni demanding a review of Benny Tai’s dismissal, at the campus in Pok Fu Lam on August 3. Photo: Nora Tam
Representatives of HKU students meet the press as they submit a petition signed by more than 3,000 students and alumni demanding a review of Benny Tai’s dismissal, at the campus in Pok Fu Lam on August 3. Photo: Nora Tam
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