A Hong Kong court has found nine leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 “Umbrella Movement” pro- democracy protests guilty on charges of incitement and conspiracy for their role in leading the mass protest.
The group included sitting legislators, professors, student activists and a religious leader who played key roles in leading the 79-day democracy protest.
Three of the group – Chan Kinman, Benny Tai and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming – were found guilty of conspiracy to commit public nuisance because they originally called for the protest in 2013 under the moniker “Occupy Central with Peace and Love”.
Eight of the group, excluding Reverend Chu, were found guilty of incitement to commit public nuisance, while five were found guilty of “incitement to incite” public nuisance.
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