7 months 44 HK protesters face 10-year jail term for resisting arrest Manilatimes |World
HONG Kong: At least 44 protesters currently detained in Hong Kong can be sentenced up to 10 years in prison, as the finance hub’s embattled pro-Beijing leaders crack down on weeks of demonstrations. The police said the 44 resisted arrest and fought, thus forcing authorities to expedite their day in court yesterday and have their charges be read ahead of those who did not refuse arrest. Police said from a simple misconduct, the protesters have become so decadent, prompting the police to use water cannons, pepper spray and rubber bullets to disperse them.
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