TWO Hong Kong pro-independence activists have been found guilty of unlawful assembly and face three years in jail.
Yau Wai-Ching and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung, of the Youngspiration party tried to take their oaths as legislatures after they tried to enter a legislative council that they were supposedly banned from.
On November 2, 2016 the group clashed with security guards as the two activists were banned from the meeting and they were already facing a judicial review after staging an anti-China protest during a previous meeting in October.
The pair had banners that said “Hong Kong is not China” and then changed their oaths to swear allegiance to “Hong Kong” nation.
After their protest in October, Beijing publicised an interpretation to the city’s mini-constitution, Hong Kong’s Basic Law, saying that oaths must be read out “accurately, completely and solemnly”.