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Hong Kong protests: two merchants first to plead guilty to rioting over notorious Yuen Long MTR attack

Two merchants have become the first to plead guilty to rioting charges over one of the most shocking outbreaks of violence during Hong Kong’s months of anti-government protests in 2019.The District Court case centred on the notorious July 21 mob attack at Yuen Long MTR station, in which a group of men dressed in white T-shirts and armed with wooden sticks and metal poles injured 45 civilians and protesters.The incident provoked a public outcry over the police response and became a turning point…


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