(From left) Lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun, co-founders of the Occupy movement Chan Kin-man, Chu Yiu-ming and Benny Tai Yiu-ting, and lawmaker Tanya Chan chant slogans outside the West Kowloon Court in Sham Shui Po, where they were tried for their participation in the Occupy protests, on April 10. Photo: Sam Tsang
Rachel Cartland
Opinion

Opinion

Rachel Cartland

Hong Kong Occupy leaders should be sentenced leniently so that the city can rediscover its pragmatism

  • Harsh sentences will only further polarise society and, given that there has been little disruption on the scale of Occupy since 2014, will not serve a deterrent purpose. Hongkongers need to focus on working together to solve pressing problems

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(From left) Lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun, co-founders of the Occupy movement Chan Kin-man, Chu Yiu-ming and Benny Tai Yiu-ting, and lawmaker Tanya Chan chant slogans outside the West Kowloon Court in Sham Shui Po, where they were tried for their participation in the Occupy protests, on April 10. Photo: Sam Tsang
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