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RFA: Lingnan University Graduates Protest during Commencement Ceremony

Radio Free Asia reported that, on November 22, Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, participated in the commencement ceremony that Lingnan University held. During the ceremony, a dozen students who were graduating with master’s degrees held up a banner and shouted several slogans. They said that the university should abandon its policy of automatically appointing the Chief Executive as the supervisor of the university. The Hong Kong government should drop the charges against the participants of the Occupy Central Movement. They also oppose the East Lantau Metropolis project which plans to build artificial islands in the waters between East Lantau Island and South Hong Kong Island. One protester told RFA that they chose to protest because they are Hong Kong residents; they care about Hong Kong’s development; and they hope to have a dialog with Carrie Lam. Another protester told RFA that they felt that, at Lingnan University, they are losing their freedom of speech.

In the speech that the President of Lingnan University gave, he said that some people challenge the political order of Hong Kong in the name of freedom of speech.

Source: Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2018