Hong Kong Students Protest at Graduation Over Vanishing Freedoms in The City
Students graduating from a Hong Kong university on Thursday protested shrinking freedoms since the 1997 handover to China, as a U.S. congressional report detailed growing interference from Beijing in the public life of the city. The students waved banners at a graduation ceremony for the faculties of arts and social sciences the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK),
"Patriotism should be voluntary. No need to legislate!" read one banner, hitting out at a draft National Anthem Bill banning any formof "disrespect" to China's national anthem, the March of the Volunteers.