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Three Hong Kong Student Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced to Jail

HeadlineAug 18, 2017
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In news from Hong Kong, three student leaders of the pro-democracy Occupy movement have been sentenced to up to eight months in jail for organizing large protests in 2014 calling on China to allow free elections in Hong Kong. Joshua Wong is one of the student leaders heading to prison.

Joshua Wong: “We are still optimistic with our faith and love to our hometown. I still believe that time is on our side and one day Hong Kong will be the place that we can determine our own future. If one gets sent to prison, don’t give up. I believe there’s no reason for anyone that is not in prison to give up or step backward. Keep up the fight. We love Hong Kong. Thank you.”

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