Kwon Hans, a 24 year-old masters student, walked out of his class at 7:30 pm Wednesday to attend the vigil held in honor of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, two University of Southern California students who were murdered Wednesday.
“I’m proud of being Chinese student today. I was in middle of class, and I told the professor I had to go. I thought I would be the only one, but all the other people came behind me. I was so moved,” said Hans.
He was the only international student from China in the class, and he was surprised when students from Taiwan, Hong Kong as well as Asian Americans picked up their belongings and followed him.
[Updated, April 12 at 1:45 p.m.: We’ve truncated the post due to offensive copy — there are some good comments on the article itself, too, that you might want to check out.]
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