Activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty to Hong Kong protest-related charges

Joshua Wong has faced a slew of charges related to the many months of protests that ravaged Hong Kong.
Joshua Wong has faced a slew of charges related to the many months of protests that ravaged Hong Kong.PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and former Demosisto members Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam plan to plead guilty to all charges related to a siege of police headquarters in June last year.

Immediate detainment could follow, Wong wrote in a Facebook post late on Sunday (Nov 23), as a trial will be skipped and the hearing set to resume on Monday will proceed straight to closing statements.

"To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if the three of us are imprisoned tomorrow," he added.

The pro-democracy campaigner has faced a slew of charges related to the many months of protests that ravaged the city before China enacted controversial national security legislation at the end of June this year.

Alleged offences against Wong, Chow and Lam regarding the June 2019 incident include organizing and taking part in an unauthorised assembly, according to the judiciary's website.