onsdag 24. juli 2019

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

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 ongoing 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 mainland students had punched a number of pro-Hong Kong protesters in the face.