Hong Kong: protesters rally to defend academic freedom

Around 2,000 staff and students at the University of Hong Kong took part in a silent rally on Tuesday afternoon to protest against the Council’s vote not to appoint Professor Johannes Chan as the pro-vice-chancellor of the University.

The protesters, dressed in black or wearing academic gowns, marched from the visitor centre on Centennial Campus to Sun Yat-sen Place. The group was led by Professors Timothy O’Leary, Joseph Chan and Dr Petula Ho. Others, including Occupy activist Professor Benny Tai and HKU Council student representative Billy Fung Jing-en, were also at the rally.

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