Hong Kong Polytechnic University graduates holding up five fingers in reference to ‘five key demands, not one less’, during a flash mob protest. Photo: Sam Tsang

Dozens of students wear masks during graduation ceremony, defying warning by Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s management

  • Graduates have been told that they will not receive a handshake from department heads if they cover up their faces
  • Some students also hold up their palms on stage to symbolise the five demands by anti-government protesters
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong Polytechnic University graduates holding up five fingers in reference to ‘five key demands, not one less’, during a flash mob protest. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Students make up about a fifth of the 2,711 people arrested over protests since June. Illustration: Perry Tse

Hong Kong university chiefs caught in crossfire as protest tensions risk turning campuses into political battlefields

  • Backing protesters risks offending authorities; condemning violence will anger students
  • Students attend lectures dressed in black, equipped to go directly to protests if needed
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Students make up about a fifth of the 2,711 people arrested over protests since June. Illustration: Perry Tse
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