Three men arrested in connection with the Mong Kok protests were granted bail at the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.

The defendants aged between 25 and 37 had taken part in the protest in Mong Kok earlier this month, which unfolded amid the government’s clearing of street hawkers. Yuen Chi-kui, Yeung Ka-lun and Ho Kam-sum were arrested last week and charged with one count of rioting, RTHK reported. Yeung was also charged with arson for setting a taxi on fire.

They were not required to submit a plea in court.

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Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court. Photo: Google Maps.

Yeung was granted bail of HK$30,000 and must observe a curfew. He is not allowed to leave Hong Kong and must report to the police station every two days.

The other two defendants were granted bail of HK$1,000 and HK$10,000. They also must not leave Hong Kong and are required to report to the police once a week. All three are forbidden from setting foot in certain areas in Mong Kok.

See also: Another arrest in connection with Mong Kok unrest

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Photo: Kris Cheng, HKFP.

The case has been adjourned to April 28, awaiting further investigation by the police and directions from the Department of Justice.

See also: 37 charged over Monday’s unrest granted bail, banned from setting foot in Mong Kok

As of Monday morning, 78 people have been arrested in connection with the protest, Oriental Daily reported.

Karen is a journalist and writer covering politics and legal affairs in Hong Kong for HKFP. She has also written features on human rights, public space, regional legal developments, social and grassroots activism, and arts & culture. She is a BA and LLB graduate from the University of Hong Kong.