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Hong Kong activists chant protest slogans as subversion hearing begins guarded by 100 police – ABC News

About 1,000 demonstrators surround the West Kowloon Magistrates Court as 47 pro-democracy activists face charges related to Hong Kong’s strict new security law.

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A hearing for 47 democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion has begun amid tight security in Hong Kong.
Key points:

  • The activists are accused of participating in an unofficial primary poll last July
  • Authorities say it was part of a plan to “overthrow” the Hong Kong government
  • More than 100 police officers kept around 1,000 protesters in check outside the court

More than 100 police officers were deployed outside the West Kowloon Magistrates Court, facing off against about 1,000…

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