National security law: ‘Liberate Hong Kong’ slogan implied objective of overthrowing Beijing, prosecutors argue as trial begins

A popular protest chant during Hong Kong’s 2019 anti-government protests had the effect of inciting separatism, as it implied an objective of overthrowing Beijing and recovering the city from “enemy hands”, prosecutors argued on Wednesday as the first trial under the national security law got under way.Tong Ying-kit, 24, faces secession and terrorism charges for allegedly driving a motorcycle into three police officers while carrying a flag that called for the city’s liberation on July 1 last…

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