A Hong Kong court has convicted prominent pro-democracy activist “Grandma Wong” of assaulting a security guard and sentenced her to one month in prison.
Magistrate Edward Wong at Eastern Magistrates’ Court ruled on Wednesday that Alexandra Wong, 65, had intentionally pushed a security guard at the High Court lobby in January 2019.
She had rushed at a guard when approached for a security check after failing to pass through the court’s metal detectors. Wong ruled her actions were not in self-defence and convicted her of common assault. He described the case as “serious” and said it was important for courts to protect their staff.
Wong shouted pro-democracy slogans as she left the court, including “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times!” and accused the police of “bullying everyone,” according to local media reports.
Wong was a regular presence at pro-democracy rallies, toting a British flag and a yellow umbrella. She was separately arrested over a one-person protest in Wan Chai in late May.
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