Hong Kong – A teacher of the Department of Social Work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was alleged to invite students of the Department to a private closed-door meeting with Senior Police officer on Jan 14.
Regarding the invitation, the Social Work Society of CUHK Student Union issued a statement refusing to attend the meeting. It was made clear that the invitation was extended privately via whatsapp by a teacher, without an official enrolment process. It also reiterated that the Anti-Extradition Movement since June 2019, has always been a “leaderless” movement, therefore, it would be impossible for students to represent other protesters.
The society collected opinions from students through a questionnaire. A total of 96 valid responses were received, among which 70.8% wished to cancel the meeting.
Around 25% of the respondents agreed to hold the meeting personally, to avoid CUHK being seen as the “leader” of the movement. The Society also clarified that it condoned dialogue with the authority.