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A member of the team of officers from the Hong Kong police’s national security unit that arrived at Chinese University in Sha Tin on November 20 to investigate a student protest the previous day. Photo: Dickson Lee

LettersChinese University let down students with shocking decision to call police

The decision of the management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to call the police in response to a student protest on the university campus is shocking (“ Police national security unit to probe Hong Kong independence chants at university”, November 19). A university that fails to support its students is unworthy at the best of times. But when free speech and free thinking are under sustained attack, the university’s reliance on the forces of oppression robs it of all legitimacy.

Until recently, I was a member of the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am glad I am no longer associated with the university, given the hostile position which the university now takes towards its own students. Chinese University students have been courageous in their defence of Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms. A great university would support them.

Denis Edwards, Sha Tin