Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow Freed After Serving Time For Anti-Government Protests

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow Freed After Serving Time For Anti-Government Protests

Ms. Chow had been convicted along with prominent activist Joshua Wong.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow has been released from jail after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 anti-government protests that triggered a crackdown on dissent in the former British colony.
  • Ms. Chow came to prominence while still a student during the 2014 "umbrella movement" calling for universal suffrage, alongside Mr. Wong and Nathan Law, who was granted political asylum in Britain in April.
  • The 2019 protests began as peaceful marches against proposed legislation that could have seen criminal suspects sent to China to face possible mistreatment and unfair trials.
  • Only a small group of supporters were on the scene, an apparent reflection of the government's threats to jail those it deems in violation of a sweeping national security law that Beijing imposed on the territory a year ago.

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