The Limits of Civil Disobedience in Hong Kong
Veg, Sebastian. The limits of civil disobedience in Hong Kong. Tocqueville21 (3 May 2019). URL : https://tocqueville21.com/le-club/the-limits-of-civil-disobedience-in-hong-kong/ (consulté le 6 mai 2019)
The limits of civil disobedience in Hong Kong
On 9 April 2019, a district court in Hong Kong found nine participants in the 2014 Umbrella Movement guilty of several charges of causing, conspiring and inciting a public nuisance. The same court then sentenced four of the nine defendants to prison sentences of up to 16 months on 24 April. The judgment (which may be appealed by both parties) is part of a long series brought by the Hong Kong Department of Justice (which oversees prosecutions) over the last four years to substantiate the characterization of the Umbrella Movement as “illegal,” systematically adopted by the government since the movement took place in the fall of 2014.