A student protests at a graduation ceremony in Lingnan University in Tuen Mun last year, with Carrie Lam in attendance. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam a no-show at eight major universities’ graduation ceremonies, as protests and unrest continue

  • The Chief Executive’s Office confirmed that she was ‘not planning’ to attend any graduation events this year
  • Student groups have planned demonstrations for the upcoming annual ceremonies, and encouraged graduates to wear masks in protest
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A student protests at a graduation ceremony in Lingnan University in Tuen Mun last year, with Carrie Lam in attendance. Photo: Handout
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A mask-wearing student leaves the stage of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during the annual degree-awarding ceremony on Sunday. Photo: Handout

President of Hong Kong Polytechnic University Teng Jin-guang refuses to shake hands with students who wore masks during graduation ceremony

  • Among 326 doctoral students who attended the degree ceremony on Sunday, two wore masks while walking up to the stage to receive their awards
  • The university president, who shook hands with all other graduates, asked the two mask-wearing students to leave the stage with hand gesture
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A mask-wearing student leaves the stage of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during the annual degree-awarding ceremony on Sunday. Photo: Handout
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