Hong Kong and mainland China students clash at rally at Australian university

Jul 28, 2019 by

Pro-democracy students staged a sit-in supporting the anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong

Mainland students singing the Chinese national anthem allegedly attacked the pro-democracy protesters

Hong Kong and mainland Chinese students clashed at the University of Queensland in Australia on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
Hong Kong and mainland Chinese students clashed at the University of Queensland in Australia on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
Students from Hong Kong and mainland China clashed during a pro-democracy protest at a university in Australia on Wednesday.
Scuffles broke out between opposing groups at the University of Queensland in Brisbane after pro-democracy students staged a sit-in supporting the extradition bill protests in Hong Kong and also condemning China’s treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang.

Student activist Tony Chang said mainland students singing the Chinese national anthem attacked the pro-democracy protesters without provocation.

“They robbed our loudspeaker, and also some of our slogans, and even tore our slogans,” he said, adding that mainland students had punched a number of pro-Hong Kong protesters in the face.

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Richard Murray, a journalism lecturer at the university, said he saw punches thrown between several students before campus security intervened.

Source: Hong Kong and mainland China students clash at rally at Australian university | South China Morning Post

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