Graduates Wear Masks – level 2
In Hong Kong, there are protests which last many months. Demonstrators want the right to vote and independent police. In October, the government said that demonstrators cannot wear face masks.
As a reaction, students wore masks at a graduation ceremony at Hong Kong University. They held banners and sang protest songs. The official of the university´s student union said that the students did it because they wanted to fight for their right to speak freely.
University officials did not cancel the graduation ceremony, but they stopped it after they handed out the diplomas.
The police did not arrest anybody during the ceremony.
Difficult words: banner (a piece of cloth with a slogan that people hold at demonstrations), diploma (a piece of paper that a student gets after he or she finishes his or her studies successfully), arrest (to put in prison).
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