mandag 23. november 2020

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong faces jail after guilty plea over police HQ protests

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam face the prospect of jail after pleading guilty to charges relating to protests outside a police station last year. The trial was scheduled to begin on Monday, but after pleading guilty they were taken away ahead of a sentencing hearing on Wednesday next week, where they face a penalty of up to five years in prison. Wong said he expected to be jailed.

Before leaving court, Wong shouted: “Everyone hang in there – add oil,” using a phrase of encouragement commonly heard at protests.