Protests erupted in June 2019 across Hong Kong over a now-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment.
LATEST NEWS & VIEWS ON THE 2019 PROTEST MOVEMENT
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, was handed an eight month prison sentence on Friday for participating in an unauthorised assembly on August 31, 2019. whilst 64-year-old Labour Party vice-chair Lee Cheuk-yan received six months behind bars. Ex-Democratic Party chair Yeung Sum, 73, was given eight months in prison, suspended for a year, by […]
Hong Kong ‘Father of Democracy’ Martin Lee handed 2 year suspended jail sentence over peaceful 2019 demo
Hong Kong’s “Father of Democracy” Martin Lee was handed a jail sentence of 11 months, suspended for 24 months on Friday for organising and participating in an unauthorised assembly in 2019, whilst pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai received 12 months behind bars. Lee, the founder of the Democratic Party, was among nine democrats convicted of […]