Key Hong Kong pro-democracy students charged after Occupy protests

Key Hong Kong pro-democracy students charged after Occupy protests
 

Two key figures in Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement have been charged with illegal assembly almost a year after students stormed government headquarters at the height of huge protests against Chinese rule, one of the activists said on Wednesday.
Alex Chow, 25, the former leader of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, one of the main groups leading protests that became known as the Occupy movement, told Reuters he and teenager Joshua Wong had been formally charged. Wong, 18, is leader of the student group Scholarism.
Students forced their way through a gate and scaled high fences... read more

 
19 August 2015 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters
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