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Monday, May 25, 2020, 21:33
Man gets a year for possessing petrol bombs
By Xinhua
Monday, May 25, 2020, 21:33 By Xinhua

Rioters set fire to an MTR station in Mong Kok. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

A man was sentenced to one year in prison on Monday for taking part in an unlawful assembly and possession of petrol bombs in Hong Kong's social unrest in 2019.

The 20-year-old man participated in an unlawful assembly in October 2019 in Mong Kok with some radicals, and was found in possession of hammers and petrol bombs by the police

The sentence was handed down at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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The 20-year-old man participated in an unlawful assembly in October 2019 in Mong Kok with some radicals, and was found in possession of hammers and petrol bombs by the police.

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He earlier pleaded guilty to three offenses, including taking part in unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapon in public place, and possessing things with intent to destroy or damage property.

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