20 Aug '17, 8am

Thousands took to streets in Hong Kong to rally behind jailed activists

HONG KONG - Thousands of people on Sunday (Aug 20) marched to the Hong Kong government headquarters in the Central district to protest last week's jailing of activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, reported Hong Kong media. The march started at Southorn Playground in Wanchai district and demonstrators held a rally outside the Court of Appeal at around 5.35pm, according to broadcaster rthk. On Thursday, they were handed sentences of six to eight months by the Court of Appeal for their role in 2014's massive Umbrella Movement protests. The court overturned previous non-custodial sentences saying they were too light and did not serve as a deterrent to activists who were undermining stability in Hong Kong. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up Nine more pro-democracy campaigners - including the three "Occupy Central" founders who first called for res...

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