Riot police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, July 2019. Photo: Felix Wong Riot police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, July 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
Riot police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, July 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
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The doctrine of joint enterprise must be handled with caution

  • Care will be needed when applying the principle to cases arising from the often chaotic protests of 2019. The prosecution and the courts must ensure innocent bystanders do not find themselves facing trial

Riot police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, July 2019. Photo: Felix Wong Riot police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, July 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
Riot police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, July 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
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