Polytechnic University students wear Guy Fawkes masks and chant slogans before their graduation ceremony on November 5. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong protests: those born in 1997 lament missed milestones as universities call off graduation ceremonies

  • The city’s 1997 cohort counts mishaps and sad episodes
  • Some were hoping to use graduation ceremonies to make political statements
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Polytechnic University students wear Guy Fawkes masks and chant slogans before their graduation ceremony on November 5. Photo: Dickson Lee
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An elderly woman drags a trolley load of cardboard for recycling in front of a police water cannon vehicle in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

Poor, disabled, old: the forgotten voices of the Hong Kong protests

  • Many Hongkongers have been affected by clashes between anti-government protesters and police in the past six months
  • But those hit the hardest – the poor, disabled, elderly and ethnic minority members – often struggle in silence, as hard lives get even harder
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An elderly woman drags a trolley load of cardboard for recycling in front of a police water cannon vehicle in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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