Anti-government protesters react to tear gas in Wan Chai on October 5, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Anti-government protesters react to tear gas in Wan Chai on October 5, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: 5 cleared of rioting, but judge says group will be jailed for breaking anti-mask law

  • Police failure to cordon off area where disturbance was taking place means defendants could have been there unwittingly, judge says
  • But custodial sentence only possible option for four students and freelance musician who wore face coverings one day after law took effect

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Anti-government protesters react to tear gas in Wan Chai on October 5, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Anti-government protesters react to tear gas in Wan Chai on October 5, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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