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Riot charge against social worker dropped

2020-09-29 HKT 12:56
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  • Jackie Chen was arrested in Causeway Bay on 31 August last year during a anti-extradition bill rally. File photo: RTHK
    Jackie Chen was arrested in Causeway Bay on 31 August last year during a anti-extradition bill rally. File photo: RTHK
Wendy Wong reports
The District Court has withdrawn a rioting charge against a social worker over a protest in Wan Chai last year, for the lack of prima facie evidence.

Jackie Chen, a council member of the Social Workers’ General Union, is free to go but the court said seven other defendants charged with rioting has a case to answer, after the prosecution finished providing all the evidence.

Chen was arrested in Causeway Bay on August 31 last year during an anti-extradition bill rally.

Among the seven facing riot charges, a 23-year-old chef was also charged with one count of possession of offensive weapons.

He was accused of possessing a retractable baton and a petrol bomb when he was detained on Hennessy Road.