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HKU students set deadline for university chief

2019-10-30 HKT 23:51
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  • Students at Hong Kong University want direct talks with the university head to discuss the protests. File photo: RTHK
    Students at Hong Kong University want direct talks with the university head to discuss the protests. File photo: RTHK
Students at Hong Kong University have issued an ultimatum to their vice-chancellor Zhang Xiang, saying he must at least promise by 7pm on Thursday to hold a dialogue session with students - or they'll escalate their actions targeting his office.

The students said on Wednesday night that more than 3,000 students, alumni and staff have signed a joint declaration, which also demands a statement condemning police brutality, a written promise forbidding police searches on campus, and concrete plans to provide support to arrested students.

Spokesman Fish Lee said the group is unhappy with the professor's earlier emailed reply, which only said that he was against any violence from any party.

Earlier this month, Chinese University head Rocky Tuan released an open letter, saying he would write to the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, asking for an independent probe into some allegations of abuse his students have complained about.

Tuan also said that he would be willing to condemn any proven cases of brutality.