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.
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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