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Politics behind Poly U decision: Benny Tai

2017-03-12 HKT 17:29
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Occupy Movement Co-founder Benny Tai has called Polytechnic University's refusal to lend its premises for a mock leadership vote a "political decision".

Tai is leading a so-called "civil referendum" for Hong Kongers to pick their next chief executive and polling stations were originally planned at three universities for organisers to set up stalls on March 12 and March 19.

But Tai says his team received a last-minute notification that Poly-U's student union couldn't provide its room for the polls due to pressure from the university.

The students were “under great pressure from the university administration”, Tai said, adding that organisers decided to close the polling station as a result.

Polytechnic University has denied applying pressure on the student union.