Nine HK democracy activists found guilty of criminal contempt

Hong Kong people and lawmakers march through the streets wearing prison uniforms and 'cages' on their heads as a statement in support of imprisoned student political activists in Hong Kong on Aug 20, 2017. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - A Hong Kong court on Friday (Oct 13) found nine pro-democracy activists guilty of criminal contempt of court for refusing to leave a protest site during the 2014 "Occupy" demonstrations.

The charge relates to a court-ordered injunction to clear a protest camp in the Mong Kok district after nearly 79 days of street occupations during the civil disobedience movement pushing for full democracy in the Chinese ruled city.

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