‘Beaten’ Hong Kong protester found guilty of assaulting police
A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who was allegedly beaten by police in an attack captured by television cameras and beamed around the world was found guilty Thursday of assaulting and resisting police officers.
Political activist Ken Tsang was accused of splashing liquid on police officers during mass street rallies in 2014 –- the same night as he was beaten in an attack. He denied the charges.
Tsang, a member of the pro-democracy Civic Party, was found guilty of one count of assault and two counts of resisting police officers, charges which could carry up to two years in jail.
“The evidence showed that the defendant did indeed pour liquid, and that liquid fell on police officers,” magistrate Peter Law told the Kowloon City courthouse. Read More