Thursday , December 3 2020

Joshua Wong pleads guilty to allegations of protests in Hong Kong

Joshua Wong, a pro-democracy activist, leaves the Hong Kong Central Police Station in China on Thursday 24 September 2020. Wong says he was arrested for allegedly participating in an unauthorized rally on October 5, 2019, a mask law that was introduced last year.

(Bloomberg) Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and former Demosisto members Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam plan to plead guilty to all charges related to a siege on police headquarters last June.

There could be an immediate detention, Wong wrote in a Facebook post late Sunday, as the trial would be skipped and the hearing, due to resume Monday, would go directly to the closing statements. “Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the three of us went to jail tomorrow,” he added.

Joshua Wong of HK says he was arrested in a protest in October 1919

The democracy activist faced multiple allegations of months-long protests that devastated the city before China passed its controversial national security laws in late June this year.

According to the justice website, alleged crimes against Wong, Chow, and Lam in connection with the June 2019 incident include organizing and participating in a prohibited meeting.

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