Leon Tong Ying-kit, who faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment, rode a motorcycle through police check lines in Wan Chai during protests on July 1 last year, a day after the passing of the security law. The motorcycle displayed a flag with the slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times”. Photo: Cable TV
Leon Tong Ying-kit, who faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment, rode a motorcycle through police check lines in Wan Chai during protests on July 1 last year, a day after the passing of the security law. The motorcycle displayed a flag with the slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times”. Photo: Cable TV
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More clarity required following judgment in first Hong Kong security law trial

  • A court’s broad interpretation of actions taken by a motorcyclist and the meaning of a slogan on a flag he displayed has answered some questions but raised others

Leon Tong Ying-kit, who faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment, rode a motorcycle through police check lines in Wan Chai during protests on July 1 last year, a day after the passing of the security law. The motorcycle displayed a flag with the slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times”. Photo: Cable TV
Leon Tong Ying-kit, who faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment, rode a motorcycle through police check lines in Wan Chai during protests on July 1 last year, a day after the passing of the security law. The motorcycle displayed a flag with the slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times”. Photo: Cable TV
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