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Hong Kong anti-govt protest led to arrest of 115 people

Hong Kong anti-govt protest led to arrest of 115 people

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 March 2020 11:00 AM GMT

A Dutch tourist was among four defendants charged in a Hong Kong court in connection with an anti-government protest which led to the arrest of 115 people, a media report said on Tuesday. The protest in Mong Kok occurred on the night of February 29 after about 100 protesters gathered to block Nathan Road, marking six months since major clashes on August 31, 2019. On Monday, the West Kowloon Court heard that Edgar Willem Aart De Bruin, 31, had set fire to a public rubbish bin at the junction of Shantung Street and Sai Yee Street during the protest, the South China Morning Post said in the report. Defense counsel told Principal Magistrate Peter Law Tak that De Bruin entered Hong Kong as a visitor but intended to apply for a work visa so he could teach at a local kindergarten. De Bruin, whose visit visa expires in May, was charged with one count of arson along with 42-year-old Tang Chun-Keung, a merchandising manager at a sports equipment company. (IANS)

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