tirsdag 22. august 2017

‘Morale boost’: Politicians and activists speak of renewed solidarity at Sunday’s march over protester jailings

Tens of thousands of demonstrators attended a march on Sunday afternoon in support of three Occupy activists and 13 northeast New Territories development protesters who were jailed last week by the Court of Appeal. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were sentenced to jail over their participation in clashes at the Civic Square in September 2014, which later sparked the Occupy protests. Another 13 activists were given jail terms for demonstrations outside the Legislative Council that took place in response to then-finance minister Ng Leung-sing forcing a vote on controversial development plans while pan-democrats were absent.

HKFP spoke to a range of lawmakers, activists and politicians, who gave their take on Sunday’s protest.