Leaders Convicted for Roles in Hong Kong's Student-Led Protests

July 22, 2016

Three leaders of the massive 2014 student-led pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have been convicted for their roles in the events, The New York Times reported. Joshua Wong, 19, and his fellow student leader Alex Chow, 25, were found guilty by a Hong Kong court of unlawful assembly. Another leader of the "Umbrella Movement" protests, Nathan Law, 23, was found guilty of inciting people to take part in the assembly.

The three men have been released on bail pending sentencing scheduled for Aug. 15. They face up to two years in prison.

“No matter what penalty or price we need to pay, we will still continue to fight against suppression from the government,” Wong told reporters on Thursday.

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