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Chu Yiu-ming breaks downs as friends go to jail

2019-04-24 HKT 14:58
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A co-founder of the Occupy movement, Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, broke down in tears as he spoke outside court after sentencing on Wednesday, saying he was extremely distressed to see his two partners being sent to jail.

Chu, who along with Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man founded the civil disobedience movement for democracy, was given a suspended sentence while his colleagues were locked up for 16 months.

He said that since the trio began advocating the Occupy movement in 2013, the three of them had always been together.

"The two of them have been sent to prison. What I worry about most is their life in there, and their families," he said with tears flowing down his cheeks.

"Like I said, I will continue to do whatever I can to support them. My heart ... will always be with them. I will do my utmost to show them support, give them consolation ... and encouragement. I'm ready to do that," he said.