On the National Day the previous year, there were demonstrations in all districts of Hong Kong. During the demonstrations in Wong Tai Sin later turned into conflicts, many people were arrested.
Among them, 5 men were charged with riots and police officers who resisted performing their duties. The case opened at the District Court today (29th). Waiting to be thrown to the police, the defendants were arrested at the scene.
The prosecution believes that the defendants used clothing, costumes, attire and equipment to encourage and disguise their identities and participation with one another, including a large number of people.
5 defendants: Guo Xiaojie (26 years old), Zhang Qichang (21 years old), He Wenqian (26 years old), Wen Zilin (18 years old) and Mai Haowei (23 years old), each charged with a riot and resisting police officers who are performing their duties crime.
The charges allege that they participated in the riot along with others in Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin on October 1, 2019; and they resisted police officers who were performing their duties respectively. Senior Superintendent 2700, Sergeant 33625, Police Constable 17587, 6729 And 17416.
5 defendants were arrested nearby in black
According to the prosecution plan, close to 4 o'clock in the afternoon on October 1 of the previous year, about 200 black-clad demonstrators gathered at the Lung Cheung Road bus stop and blocked the road. Many of them kept throwing hard objects and petrol bombs at the police. On the defense line, a gasoline bomb hit a nearby motorcycle, causing a fire and explosion.
At this time, the illegal assembly has evolved into a riot.
During the period, the police repeatedly raised flags and used loudspeakers to warn them, but the demonstrators still did not leave, and the police launched an arrest operation at 4:35.
Five defendants dressed in black were arrested nearby, and they all resisted vigorously when they were uniformed.
Inferring from the defendant’s clothing that they had participated
The prosecution stated that the court could use the video clips, photos and exhibits to observe where the defendants appeared and were found, their reaction to being controlled and arrested, clothing, equipment, etc., so as to infer and affirm their participation on that day. riot.
They even use clothing, costumes, attire and equip themselves and each other with a large number of people to encourage and disguise their identities and participation.
Case Number: DCCC 260/ 2020
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