Social worker Jackie Chen said she had never expected to face such a serious charge. Photo: Jasmine Siu Social worker Jackie Chen said she had never expected to face such a serious charge. Photo: Jasmine Siu
Social worker Jackie Chen said she had never expected to face such a serious charge. Photo: Jasmine Siu

Hong Kong protests: riot-accused social worker goes free as judge rules she has no case to answer

  • Jackie Chen, 42, was accused of rioting by calling for police to calm down during violent clashes in Wan Chai in August last year
  • Judge says defendant’s speech and conduct were not enough to constitute unlawful assembly, let alone rioting

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Social worker Jackie Chen said she had never expected to face such a serious charge. Photo: Jasmine Siu Social worker Jackie Chen said she had never expected to face such a serious charge. Photo: Jasmine Siu
Social worker Jackie Chen said she had never expected to face such a serious charge. Photo: Jasmine Siu
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