Monday, June 21, 2021

Protesting students hold school principal hostage in China

Thousands of protesting students held a school principal hostage over fears their degrees would be devalued, Chinese police said on Tuesday.

The protests were over a plan to merge a Nanjing college in Jiangsu province with a vocational institute – which are seen as less prestigious.

Such protests are rare in China where mass movements are controlled.

A video on Twitter showed thousands of chanting undergraduates surrounded by officers outside, as police chased after them and dragged individuals out of the crowd.

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