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.”
Pro-Beijing lawmaker Eunice Yung declared that she was cutting ties with overseas activist and businessman Elmer Yuen accused by Hong Kong’s Security Bureau of “contravening the offence of subversion.”
District Judge Ernest Lin said all defendants must be present when he hands down judgement, as there was a chance they would be sentenced to jail.
Lo Chun-sing, who was 21 at the time, was jailed for six months for three counts of resisting police officers at Tsim Sha Tsui’s Harbour City shopping mall.