Riot police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters on Des Voeux Road West on July 28, 2019. Photo: Felix Wong

First Hong Kong trial for protesters facing riot charges opens as prosecution concedes no direct evidence of trio’s actions

  • Lawyers argue defendants’ black attire, protective gear and attempt to flee police near scene serve as proof of involvement
  • Judge must also determine if the July protest in Sai Wan constituted a riot in the first place
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Riot police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters on Des Voeux Road West on July 28, 2019. Photo: Felix Wong
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