Two jailed in Hong Kong over riot protests

Two jailed in Hong Kong over riot protestsTwo Hong Kong men were jailed for three years on rioting charges Monday, the latest in a series of legal actions against demonstrators. The unrest in February 2016 saw police fire warning shots in the air in the commercial district of Mong Kok as they clashed with protesters who hurled bricks torn up from pavements and set rubbish alight. The demonstrations were led by “localist” activists seeking more autonomy from Beijing, as fears grow that Hong Kong’s freedoms and identity are under threat from Chinese authorities and the city’s pro-China local government.

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