Chinese apologise to HK students for Lennon Wall brawl in Taiwan

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Chinese students who attacked Hong Kong students over a “Lennon Wall” at Taipei’s Chinese Culture University (CCU) have apologised in a message, reports said Wednesday (October 16).

The September 24 clash was one of several incidents involving Chinese citizens damaging Lennon Walls or picking quarrels with supporters of the protest movement in Hong Kong.

In this case, Chinese tried to prevent Hong Kong students from posting notes, leading to a brawl which required police involvement. Injured Hong Kong students said they would file legal action against the attackers.

Following a mediation session at the Shilin District Prosecutors Office on October 14, the two sides reached an agreement, and the Chinese students would post a statement including an apology on Facebook for two weeks, the Central News Agency reported.

The statement also said that being in Taiwan, they should respect local laws and the freedom of speech, and should not use violence over differing opinions.

The CCU students association emphasized that in Taiwan, everyone enjoyed freedom of opinion and freedom of speech, but violence was to be condemned. The group also expressed the hope that the campus could become an even more tolerant and diverse environment, according to CNA.


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