Date
11 December 2017
Yip Wing has been charged with illegal assembly after using his wheelchair to ram the door of the Legco building. Photo: Now TV
Yip Wing has been charged with illegal assembly after using his wheelchair to ram the door of the Legco building. Photo: Now TV

Wheelchair activist charged with illegal assembly

A disabled protester has been charged with illegal assembly after he tried to use his wheelchair to ram the door of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building.  

Yip Wing, an aide to Labor Party legislator Fernando Cheung was charged on Tuesday after his June 13 arrest during a protest against a government development plan for northeast New Territories.

In a Facebook post, Yip said his bail is set at HK$500 (US$64.26) and that he has been told to report to a police station on Monday.

Cheung said Yip is not a violent man but an ordinary citizen who expressed his dissatisfaction with the government. He said Yip was within the assigned protest area marked out by the police and called his arrest arbitrary.

Meanwhile, Legco President Japser Tsang said political assistants are barred from the chamber during hearings to prevent them from using their access cards to bring in protesters, according to Ming Pao Daily.

However, the restriction will be lifted from this Friday because it is no longer necessary, Tsang was quoted as saying.

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