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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison


Added 06-17-19 12:22:02am EST - “Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HONG KONG (AP) - Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests.

Wong’s release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility came as student demonstrators and police were gathered near the city’s government headquarters after a protest on Sunday that organizers said drew nearly 2 million people.

He told waiting journalists he needed a bit of time but, “No matter what happens, I will join the protest soon.”

Wong, 22, served a two-month sentence for contempt related to his involvement in the 2014 protests advocating a more democratic elections process in the former British colony.

Wong’s sentence was reduced from three months because he was only a teenager when he was arrested.

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