A judge ruled Alvin Cheng’s emergence from a manhole 600 metres away from PolyU during the riots as a sign of his participation. Photo: Jelly Tse
A judge ruled Alvin Cheng’s emergence from a manhole 600 metres away from PolyU during the riots as a sign of his participation. Photo: Jelly Tse

Hong Kong protests: former activist found guilty of rioting at PolyU, judge points to his emergence from manhole as proof of involvement

  • Judge rules ‘only irresistible inference’ from Alvin Cheng coming out of sewerage is that he was fleeing police in university violence
  • Court also convicts four co-defendants of perverting course of justice by attempting to help cornered protesters break away

A judge ruled Alvin Cheng’s emergence from a manhole 600 metres away from PolyU during the riots as a sign of his participation. Photo: Jelly Tse
A judge ruled Alvin Cheng’s emergence from a manhole 600 metres away from PolyU during the riots as a sign of his participation. Photo: Jelly Tse
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