On 27 October, at the 25th graduation ceremony of Polytechnic University (PolyU), the new president of PolyU, Teng Jin-guang, who took office in July, refused to shake hands with two graduates wearing masks. The Student Union think that Teng’s approach is disrespectful to students and himselves. PolyU continues to hold graduation ceremony this week. Some graduates plan a masked flashmob action today to protest against the president and the government’s invoking the Emergency Law to pass the mask ban.
At 2:30 pm today, a number of PolyU graduates were dressed in black, wearing V-masks. They put up black banners with “Free Hong Kong”, “Revolution of Our Time” and “Dare to Speak Up, Not Cowed in Silence”, next to the 100-step stairs. They call on the graduates present to participate in the flashmob action. Some students dressed up as Winnie the Pooh carrying placards with “Free China”, attracting cheering support of the students present who asked for joint photos. During the group photo, the graduates held up their hands for “5 Demands, Not One Less” and chanted “Free Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Time” and “Hong Kong people, Resist.”