(From left) Mak Tak-ching, Kwok Wing-kin, Raphael Wong, Tsang Kin-shing appear at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Sai Wan Ho on Wednesday. Photo: Winson Wong’
(From left) Mak Tak-ching, Kwok Wing-kin, Raphael Wong, Tsang Kin-shing appear at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Sai Wan Ho on Wednesday. Photo: Winson Wong’

Coronavirus: eight Hong Kong opposition activists get suspended jail sentences over breach of ban on public gathering

  • Ruling marks first protest-related conviction under regulation outlawing the gathering of more than four people in public
  • Magistrate Cheang Kei-hong says the right to stage protests is not absolute and government is entitled to restrict individual freedom on public health grounds

Topic |   Hong Kong social distancing
(From left) Mak Tak-ching, Kwok Wing-kin, Raphael Wong, Tsang Kin-shing appear at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Sai Wan Ho on Wednesday. Photo: Winson Wong’
(From left) Mak Tak-ching, Kwok Wing-kin, Raphael Wong, Tsang Kin-shing appear at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in Sai Wan Ho on Wednesday. Photo: Winson Wong’
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