Protests erupted in June 2019 over a since-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment. Demonstrators demanded an independent probe into the police conduct, amnesty for those arrested and a halt to the characterisation of protests as “riots.”
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Hong Kong man sentenced to training centre for taking part in riot linked to 2019 PolyU siege
Joe Wu, who was 17 at the time of the offence, was sentenced to a training centre – an alternative to prison for offenders under the age of 21.
Court rejects bid by two Hong Kong men to challenge their rioting convictions
The Justices of Appeal said the defence explanation of why their clients were at the scene of a riot were “not convincing at all.”
Hong Kong Art Week: Pro-protest billboard art removed as ‘it contained political messages,’ says gallery
“Patrick’s work was removed because it contained political messages… Our mediator informed us that the decision was made by the owners of SOGO,” organisers said. SOGO did not respond to enquiries.