Friday, June 11, 2021

Protesting students of a Chinese university "held a school principal hostage over fears their degrees would be devalued"


The protests were over a plan to merge a Nanjing college in Jiangsu province with a vocational institute - which are seen as less prestigious.


one video circulating on Twitter showed dozens of police and security personnel shoving and yelling at students in a crowded school hall.

Another showed thousands of chanting undergraduates surrounded by lines of officers on a sports ground, as police dragged some out of the crowd.

One student witness confirmed the authenticity of the images, estimating that around 3,000 students and 400 police officers were involved.

A thread featuring videos.