University president condemns attack on security guards

Chinese University of Hong Kong President Rocky Tuan Sung-chi has broken his silence over the arrest of a student accused of throwing an unknown powder at security guards, condemning the campus assault as “malicious, shocking and worrisome”, writes Chan Ho-him for the South China Morning Post.

Tuan’s remarks in a pre-recorded video came five days after a black-clad group charged the security counter at the entrance near University MTR station in Sha Tin, knocking down railings and launching a mystery white substance at guards before fleeing. A 20-year-old studying at the university was caught by staff following a brief chase and arrested, while a guard coming into contact with the powder reported feeling unwell and was sent to hospital.

Prior to the incident, some students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong had called for their peers not to show their identity documents to security guards in protest against the university calling police over a politically charged campus protest in November. National security police arrested at least eight people in connection with the demonstration.
Full report on the South China Morning Post site