Hong Kong democracy activists guilty of criminal contempt

Hong Kong democracy activists guilty of criminal contempt

A Hong Kong court found nine pro-democracy activists guilty of criminal contempt of court on Friday.

They’ve been charged with refusing to leave a protest site during the 2014 “Occupy” demonstrations which brought major roads in the city to a halt.

A court-ordered injunction at the time ordered to clear a protest camp in the Mong Kok district after nearly 79 days of street occupations.

In a summary of his judgement, the judge said the nine defendants had refused to leave the site despite repeated warnings from bailiffs.


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