Hong Kong protests: 5 acquitted of rioting, but judge says the group is being jailed for violating the mask ban

Hong Kong protests: 5 acquitted of rioting, but judge says the group is being jailed for violating the mask ban




Four students and a freelance musician arrested two years ago during an anti-government protest were acquitted of rioting after a judge said they may have been in the area unwittingly because police failed to cordon it off. But the group was convicted on Wednesday of violating a government ban on wearing face covers during the Wan Chai incident on October 6, 2019, one day after the policy went into effect. Assistant District Judge David Ko Wai-hung ordered that the five three …

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Four students and a freelance musician arrested two years ago during an anti-government protest were acquitted of rioting after a judge said they may have been in the area unwittingly because police failed to cordon it off. But the group was convicted on Wednesday of violating a government ban on wearing face covers during the Wan Chai incident on October 6, 2019, one day after the policy went into effect. Assistant District Judge David Ko Wai-hung ordered that the five three …

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