Sunday, April 04, 2021

#HONGKONG: Seven 2019 Anti-Gov't Protest Organizers Convicted

[world politics news]

Hong Kong newspaper owner Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and six former opposition lawmakers have been convicted of organising and taking part in an unauthorised anti-government protest in 2019.

The ruling followed a four-week trial that centred on an unauthorised procession on August 18, 2019, during the social unrest of that year sparked by the since-withdrawn extradition bill.

Prosecutors accused the seven of turning an approved assembly in Victoria Park into an illegal march to Central under the pretext of crowd control.


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