Hong Kong protesters demand release of pro-democracy leaders

Thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the streets to protest jailing of three pro-democracy leaders for involvement in 2014 umbrella movement

FP Staff August 21, 2017 12:13:52 IST
Thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the streets to protest jailing of three pro-democracy leaders for involvement in 2014 umbrella movement. Getty Images
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Thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the streets to protest jailing of three pro-democracy leaders for involvement in 2014 umbrella movement. Getty Images
Demonstrators walked from Wan Chai district to the Court of Final Appeal, where the three activists are expected to lodge an appeal. Getty Images
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Demonstrators walked from Wan Chai district to the Court of Final Appeal, where the three activists are expected to lodge an appeal. Getty Images
Hong Kong court sentenced three young organisers of the protests Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow to jail terms ranging from six to eight months. Getty Images
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Hong Kong court sentenced three young organisers of the protests Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow to jail terms ranging from six to eight months. Getty Images
The activists are convicted of unlawful assembly after they stormed government property in June 2014 which led to 79-day sit-in of major roads. Getty Images
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The activists are convicted of unlawful assembly after they stormed government property in June 2014 which led to 79-day sit-in of major roads. Getty Images
Number of protesters during peak period was 22,000 in one of the biggest protest in Hong Kong since 2014 Occupy movement. Getty Images
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Number of protesters during peak period was 22,000 in one of the biggest protest in Hong Kong since 2014 Occupy movement. Getty Images
Protesters crammed city streets to demand a say in the election of Hong Kong's leader and greater autonomy from China. Getty Images
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Protesters crammed city streets to demand a say in the election of Hong Kong's leader and greater autonomy from China. Getty Images