Hong Kong activists back in court amid more legislative chaos

Posted by on May 18, 2020 6:42 am
Categories: Global Stories

Lawmakers expelled from meeting as 15 pro-democracy campaigners are bailed

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have returned to the top of the political agenda with a group of demonstrators appearing in court as dissident lawmakers were physically thrown out of a legislative meeting for the second time in 10 days.

Appearing on Monday were 15 high-profile figures including the 81-year-old veteran legislator and lawyer, Martin Lee QC, considered Hong Kong’s “father of democracy”, as well as media tycoon Jimmy Lai, activist Lee Cheuk-yan, former legal sector lawmaker, Margaret Ng, and “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung.

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