Hong Kong Man Sentenced to 28 Months in Jail for Tossing Water Bottle at Policeon November 23, 2021 at 11:39 am

A Hong Kong man was sentenced to two years, four months in prison after being convicted of rioting for tossing a water bottle at police during an anti-extradition law protest in 2019 that the judge described as an “unequal civil war.” Lai Chun-lok, a 29-year-old gravestone factory worker, was sentenced by District Judge Ernest Lin at the District Court in Hong Kong on Nov. 22, as reported by The Stand News. The court heard that Lai had joined the protest at the New Town Plaza in Sha Tin on July 14, 2019, which erupted over a later-withdrawn extradition bill that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. Lin stated in his judgment that video footage presented during the trial showed that the defendant had taken part in the protest and threw a water bottle at police. Lai admitted to being the man in the video footage but …

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