Anti-government protesters desecrate the national flag at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin on September 22, 2019. Photo: Nora Tam

Prosecutors ask appeal court to jail Hong Kong protester who was given community service for desecrating Chinese flag

  • Deputy director of public prosecutions Vinci Lam argues that community service is a ‘manifestly inadequate’ sentence for the offence
  • But defence counsel Erik Shum Sze-man says 200 hours of community service is reasonable for a first-time offender who has shown remorse
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Anti-government protesters desecrate the national flag at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin on September 22, 2019. Photo: Nora Tam
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