Activists in Hong Kong and Bangkok have rallied in solidarity with pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong. His deportation from Thailand has set a "dangerous precedent," said a Hong Kong lawmaker.
Two leaders of the Hong Kong democracy protests have been released on bail following a court hearing. The move comes despite Beijing still seeking to exert more direct control over the semiautonomous city.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders have been sentenced for their role in the Umbrella Movement's 2014 demos. The Beijing-backed government has been seeking tougher sentences for protesters.
Demonstrators have come out in droves to show their support for a trio of jailed pro-democracy activists. The three were originally sentenced to community service but were handed harsher sentences this past week.
In her debut speech after 100 days in office, Hong Kong's new chief executive called for improvements to housing policy and social issues. She also emphasized Hong Kong's autonomy from mainland China.
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