Hong Kong activist pleads guilty to organising banned ‘Reclaim Yuen Long’ demo in 2019 

Hong Kong activist Max Chung has pleaded guilty to organising an unauthorised assembly in Yuen Long to protest a mob attack in the area that left 45 people injured in July 2019. 

The man behind the “Reclaim Yuen Long” demonstration on July 27, 2019 admitted guilt before District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock on Monday morning. The activist – whose full legal name is Allan Chung Kin-ping – was convicted of the charge and will be sentenced on Wednesday.

Max Chung prior to his arrest on August 23, 2021.

Chung had openly acknowledged that he did not receive a letter of no objection from the police a day before the demonstration, according to the prosecution’s summary of facts agreed by the activist. The Force refused to grant permission for the demonstration to go ahead out of public order concerns, amid the peak of the citywide unrest sparked by a since-axed extradition bill. 

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