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    Ken Tsang convicted

    Sentencing is scheduled for Monday afternoon.



    Activist Ken Tsang convicted of assaulting police during Occupy protests | South China Morning Post

    Pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang Kin-chiu has been convicted by the Kowloon City Court of one count of police assault and two of resisting arrest during the Occupy movement in 2014.


    But he was acquitted of two other charges of resisting arrest.

    Principal magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen said on Thursday that he was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that Tsang was the one who poured an unknown liquid over 11 police officers and subsequently resisted arrest by two others who were undoubtedly executing their duties.

    He explained that the act of splashing liquid no doubt amounted to an assault given the hostility involved, and that Tsang must have known he would be arrested in the aftermath, yet resisted the arrest.

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    Splashing Liquid is ASSAULT WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    There is no question that it's assault. Where in the world could you splash water on a policeman on duty and not expect to be arrested?

    Don't get distracted, the only interesting story here is whether or not the police who assaulted Tsang are brought to justice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007
    Splashing Liquid is ASSAULT WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It is in most countries.
    So is spitting.
    Loud whistling too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Dashwood
    Where in the world could you splash water on a policeman on duty and not expect to be arrested?
    Thailand during Songkran

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    Brushing your breast against a policemans arm is also considered assault.


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    He was lucky, got off on the other charges

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    Brushing your breast against a policemans arm is also considered assault.
    Different case. To be honest, I reckon if you threw water on the police in Australia and resisted arrest you should expect a kicking, less so in the U.K.

    I absolutely think the police who beat him should be brought to justice...but Tsang rolled the dice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007
    Splashing Liquid is ASSAULT WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    There was a significant mass movement taking place at the time seriously stretching police resources. Whether the police were deployed well is not the issue the issue was a person deliberately did something to inflame the situation against people paid to protect him from himself.

    The not wanting extra footage etc ploy of the defense made it look like he was trying to reduce the probability of being convicted rather than exonerate himself. This will probably be taken into account when sentencing. He probably should've pleaded guilty and asked the court and court of public opinion for forgiveness for a rash but not in itself dangerous act.

    The alleged police brutality is a separate case and shouldn't be mixed-up with this one.
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    I'm sure someone else will look up the court papers for the Judges verdict but the SCMP is stating

    "Judge convinced beyond reasonable doubt that social worker poured liquid that smelled like urine on 11 officers"

    Was the Judge convinced that it was a liquid that smelled like urine or is that the paper just trying to demonise the defendant?


    Activist Ken Tsang convicted of assaulting police during Occupy protests | South China Morning Post


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