20th May 2022 – (Hong Kong) In November 2019, a series of anti-extradition demonstrations took place around the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Demonstrations and clashes broke out in many places in Kowloon at the same time, and many people were charged with rioting. A male student who was only 16 years old at the time of the crime had earlier admitted to taking part in the riot and was given a Detention Centre Order in the District Court today (20th).
The judge also ordered the defendant to pay HK$10,000 in court fees. The 18-year-old defendant Wong was a first-year student in the Department of Physiotherapy at the Polytechnic University. He earlier pleaded guilty to one count of rioting, alleging that he participated in a riot in the area of Nathan Road between Gascoigne Road and Jordan Road on 18th November, 2019. The defence pleaded that the defendant’s studies, conduct, and popularity were also very good. He even achieved A+ grades in his studies. He wanted to become a physical therapist in the future. Once sentenced to prison, it would affect his registration as a professional in the future.