Masked Graduating students demand “Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now”

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Ten of thousands of outgoing University students took over the street demanding “Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now”

The Graduating student defied government imposed ban on wearing masks,

Dressed in formal graduation gowns, many of the students chanted as they walked from a metro station to the ceremony venue, calling for the government to respond to protesters’ demands that include universal suffrage.

The protests started over a now-scrapped extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial but have evolved into calls for greater democracy and an independent inquiry into complaints of excessive force by police, among other demands.

“The most important thing is we all remember five demands not one less, even though we are all exhausted, we should not give up,” said Kelvin, a 22-year-old information engineering graduate.

The months of sometimes violent anti-government protests have plunged the former British colony into its biggest crisis in decades, with no sign the demonstrators plan to give up.

At the root of many protesters’ indignation is what they see as Chinese meddling with Hong Kong’s promised freedoms.

China denies doing so and has blamed Western countries for stirring up trouble in the financial hub.

The protests have hammered the city’s economy, which is sliding into recession for the first time since the global financial crisis in the third quarter.

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