Date
19 November 2017
HKUST students show photos of police brutality in last year's democracy protests. Photo: Progressust
HKUST students show photos of police brutality in last year's democracy protests. Photo: Progressust

Police cancel HKUST campus recruitment

A planned police recruitment drive at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has been canceled after some students threatened to disrupt it.

Police officials said some students are planning a protest which could prevent applicants from visiting their booth, Apple Daily reported Friday.

On Tuesday, Progressust, a branch of the HKUST student union, launched an online campaign to block the event.

It said the move is a protest against police brutality during the student-driven democracy protests last year and in recent demonstrations against Chinese parallel traders.  

Each year, the Hong Kong police visit school campuses to recruit prospective officers.

This time, there have been attempts by students to disrupt the event after last year’s protests in which police used tear gas and pepper spray to try to disperse the crowds in the early hours of the mass action.

However, police officials said the cancellation of the HKUST event will not stop them from recruiting qualified students to join the force.

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