Prosecutions in connection with Mong Kok violence between demonstrators and police on the night of 8 to 9 February 2016

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Hong Kong police officer Wong Hing-fai points pistol at demonstrators. He later fired two shots into the air, supposedly in defense of fellow officers he felt to be in danger. He was commended by the police force for doing so.

Introduction

On Chinese New Year 2016, violence broke out between police and demonstrators in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. It was the biggest incident of police-demonstrator violence in the city since the 1967 leftist riots.

Overview of Mong Kok prosecutions

90 arrested

List of the 31 prosecuted by name, charge, verdict and sentence

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Author of ‘Umbrella: A Political Tale from Hong Kong’ and ‘As long as there is resistance, there is hope: Essays on the Hong Kong freedom struggle…’

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