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Hong Kong ‘Occupy’ protest leaders found guilty for role in mass rallies

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Pro-democracy activist Chan Kin-man pats fellow activist Tanya Chan's shoulders as she speaks to the media before a verdict on their involvement in the Occupy Central, also known as “Umbrella Movement,” in Hong Kong. Tyrone Siu/ Reuters

A Hong Kong court on Tuesday found three leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy “Occupy” civil disobedience movement guilty of conspiracy to commit public nuisance for their role in mass protests that brought parts of the Chinese-ruled city to a standstill.

Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming were all found guilty following a trial that comes as the financial centre's civil liberties come under mounting pressure.

Reuters