25-year-old bank clerk sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for participating in riot in 2019


13th January 2022 – (Hong Kong) On 1st December, 2019, there were anti-government protests in Hung Hom and some rioters damaged restaurants. A 25-year-old male bank clerk was later charged with rioting. He was accused of holding a brick at the scene at the time of the incident. The defendant denied the charge and was convicted after trial. He was sentenced this morning (13th) in the Wan Chai District Court. He was sentenced to three and a half years of immediate imprisonment. The defendant, Chung Tsz-hin (25) pleaded for mercy earlier. The defence pointed out that Chung had a positive background report and he had won the Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship in music. He had been admitted to the performance level at the age of 17, and he was among the best in university.