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Encouraging ‘words, signs or gestures’ may still lead to rioting convictions, says justice chief after top court ruling

Hong Kong courts have adopted a broad interpretation of rioting, meaning people at the scene may be found guilty of “taking part” in a riot if the court finds they encouraged others through words or gestures, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng has said. Cheng’s comments came after the city’s highest court ruled last Thursday that […]