Protesters attack a police van outside the Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho, where 44 people charged for rioting appeared before magistrates on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

First wave of alleged Hong Kong rioters – including teacher, 16-year-old and Cathay Pacific pilot – released on bail with most handed curfew

  • Nurse also among 44 charged with rioting following Sunday night’s city centre clashes
  • Supporters outside court chant slogans, saying move against accused would only anger more people and fuel further protests
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters attack a police van outside the Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho, where 44 people charged for rioting appeared before magistrates on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Jasmine Siu

Jasmine Siu

Jasmine Siu is a reporter who covers Hong Kong courts and legal affairs at the Post.

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

Danny Lee

Danny Lee

Danny joined the Post in 2013 as an intern before becoming a reporter on the City desk. He is an expert on aviation.

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi

Su Xinqi covers Hong Kong-mainland relational issues for the Post's Hong Kong desk. She has previously worked for Reuters and Initium Media in a variety of roles including researcher, content producer, and news editor.