tirsdag 28. mars 2017

'Umbrella' protesters charged one day after new Hong Kong leader selected

Nine leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy street protests have been charged with public nuisance offences more than 27 months after the "Umbrella Movement" ended. The protesters told CNN they were told to report to a police station Monday, one day after Carrie Lam wasselected by a Beijing-dominated election committee to be the city's next leaderAll of those charged were released on bail. They are scheduled to appear in court Thursday. The Department of Justice later said in a news release that nine people would be prosecuted based on new evidence and legal considerations. Read more