A roadblock set up by anti-government protesters at the entrance of Chinese University in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Universities must not become breeding grounds for violence

  • Universities are not just ivory towers for theories and research, having played an important role in social movements around the world
  • But there is a clear difference between actively taking part in legitimate protests and using the campus for illegal activities

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A roadblock set up by anti-government protesters at the entrance of Chinese University in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Anti-government protesters set up roadblocks at the entrance of Chinese University. Photo: Sam Tsang

With an on-campus kitchen, a production line making petrol bombs and a training camp to practise throwing them, Chinese University has become a base for Hong Kong’s radical protesters

  • Two days on from vicious clashes between protesters and police, scenic campus overlooking Tolo Harbour has become a stronghold for activists
  • Campus landscape has levelled playing field in ‘war with police’, one frontline protester says, while other universities in Hong Kong are starting to take note
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters set up roadblocks at the entrance of Chinese University. Photo: Sam Tsang
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