Sunday, May 24, 2015   

Lawmaker fined for illegal assembly
(03-05 16:18)

People Power lawmaker, Albert Chan Wai-yip, has been fined HK$6,000 for taking part in an illegal assembly in Central following the annual January the first anti-government rally last year. But he was acquitted of having organized the unlawful protest.
Eastern Court heard earlier that the rally, which involved around 2,000 people, paralyzed traffic around Central.
In passing sentence, Magistrate David Chum said the court respected the freedom of assembly in Hong Kong. But he said there was also a need to ensure that the public were not disrupted by such actions. --RTHK   
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