Hong Kong police drop protest charges against district councillors and assistants, citing lack of evidence

Police have told three district councillors and four of their assistants that they will not face charges for taking part in a protest against the national security law on July 1 last year, the day after it came into force. Sha Tin district councillors Sunny Chiu and William Shek announced on Facebook Thursday that they received calls from the police, informing them that charges related to the unauthorised assembly at Times Square would be dropped due to insufficient evidence. Police will drop Public Order Ordinance charges against a total of seven individuals, including Chiu, Shek, a third Sha…

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