Nine involved in HK PolyU riots in 2019 receive legal punishment
Published: Jan 15, 2022 02:03 PM
Hong Kong Polytechnic University Photo: CFP

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Photo: CFP

Nine people involved in riots at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2019 received legal punishment on Saturday, with seven sentenced to between 38 and 40 months in prison. Two were sent to a correctional institution.

The verdicts were given by a District Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The eight men and one woman were found guilty in December, 2021. 

The PolyU siege was one of the largest riot sites during the yearlong social turmoil in Hong Kong in 2019.

Other than 15 people being charged after clashing with the police near the university in November 2019, more than 200 people involved in the PolyU siege were charged and more than 1,000 arrested. Previously, several people were also convicted.

Global Times