Joshua Wong tastes freedom, eager to join protests

Monday, June 17, 2019

Joshua Wong Chi-fung, a leading figure in the 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison today and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests.

Wong’s release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility came as student demonstrators and police were gathered near the  government headquarters after a protest yesterday that organizers said drew nearly 2 million people.

He told waiting journalists he needed a bit of time but, “No matter what happens, I will join the protest soon.”

Wong, 22, served a two-month sentence for contempt related to his involvement in the 2014 protests advocating a more democratic elections process.