The ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan was a popular rallying cry for protesters during the 2019 social unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang The ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan was a popular rallying cry for protesters during the 2019 social unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang
The ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan was a popular rallying cry for protesters during the 2019 social unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang

National security law: protest slogan ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ can have multiple meanings, but is it ultimately a call for secession?

  • Defence lawyers argue slogan ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ can be ambiguous, while prosecutors insist there is only one literal meaning
  • Judges say it is sufficient for the prosecution to prove that inciting others to take separatist action is a possible effect

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
The ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan was a popular rallying cry for protesters during the 2019 social unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang The ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan was a popular rallying cry for protesters during the 2019 social unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang
The ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan was a popular rallying cry for protesters during the 2019 social unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang
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