Nine Hong Kong democracy activists found guilty of criminal contempt

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists found guilty of criminal contempt

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong court on Friday 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.

(Reporting by Venus Wu; Additional reporting by Pak Yiu; Writing by James Pomfret; Editing by Nick Macfie)

Source: Reuters

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