‘More than 200 radicals’ to be charged for rioting in Yau Ma Tei, the largest group prosecuted for the same offence amid Hong Kong’s protest crisis

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年11月20日00:11 • Kinling Lo kinling.lo@scmp.com
  • All suspects will not be released on bail and will be sent directly to the West Kowloon Court on Wednesday
  • Cases centre on Pitt Street where police cleared crowds on Monday night
West Kowloon Court. Photo: Dickson Lee

More than 200 radicals would be charged for rioting in Yau Ma Tei, the largest group of people prosecuted for an offence at the same time since the social unrest roiling Hong Kong erupted in June.

Police sources revealed the move on Tuesday, adding that all suspects in the cases would not be released on bail and would be sent directly to the West Kowloon Court on Wednesday.

Hong Kong has been roiled by more than five months of social unrest. Photo: Winson Wong

One of the sources said 213 people were arrested during protests along Pitt Street, where police started a clearance operation at around 11.30pm on Monday night.

Separately, West Kowloon Court spent more than six hours to process the rioting charge of 96 protesters arrested on September 29, when tens of thousands took part in a march from Causeway Bay to Admiralty in the lead-up to National Day.

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