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Twenty-seven more charged over PolyU clashes

2020-09-02 HKT 18:42
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  • The violence at Polytechnic University pitted police against student protesters and their supporters. Photo: Shutterstock
    The violence at Polytechnic University pitted police against student protesters and their supporters. Photo: Shutterstock
The police on Wednesday charged 27 people for illegal assembly over clashes in the vicinity of Polytechnic University last November.

The suspects, aged between 16 and 37, include students, a teacher, office workers and waiters.

They're accused of supporting protesters who were trapped on campus during a police siege on November 18.

One of the suspects has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon – a laser pointer.

The defendants will appear at Kowloon City court on September 9, and the case is expected to be transferred to the District Court later.

Twenty-five of them had refused bail after they were arrested earlier.

The Polytechnic University siege lasted about two weeks and was among the most violent episodes in the anti-extradition movement that began in June last year.