A protester wields a petrol bomb outside Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station on October 1, 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee
A protester wields a petrol bomb outside Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station on October 1, 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong protests: 8 jailed for up to 5 years for rioting near police station during 2019 social unrest

  • Judge acknowledges defendants’ stress and anxiety waiting three years for outcome of trial, but maintains prosecutors can’t be held responsible
  • Incident was among fierce street battles between police and protesters that overshadowed National Day on October 1 that year

A protester wields a petrol bomb outside Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station on October 1, 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee
A protester wields a petrol bomb outside Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station on October 1, 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee
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