Anti-government protesters march from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom on December 1. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong protests: opposition lawmakers Eddie Chu and Au Nok-hin launch bid to reform ‘draconian and out of date’ Public Order Ordinance

  • The duo argue the law has curbed Hongkongers’ freedom of assembly and allowed police to make mass arrests of anti-government protesters
  • Bill proposes reducing maximum penalty for rioting from 10 years in prison to three and bringing down the five years for unlawful assembly to six months
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters march from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom on December 1. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.