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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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.

Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy

Gigi Choy joined the Post as a reporter in 2019. Prior this, she interned on the Asia desk, covering politics, culture and social issues.