Date
24 May 2017
Two men (R) have denied charges that they threw eggs at Joshua Wong (L) outside a Kowloon court in November last year. Photos: i-Cable, Apple Daily
Two men (R) have denied charges that they threw eggs at Joshua Wong (L) outside a Kowloon court in November last year. Photos: i-Cable, Apple Daily

Defendants in Joshua Wong egg-pelting case plead not gulity

Two men accused of throwing eggs at student leader Joshua Wong outside a Kowloon court in November last year have pleaded not guilty.

Lee Wong, 26, and Cheung Ka-shing, 32, pleaded not guilty to charges of common assault in a court on Wednesday, Apple Daily reported.

The defendants, who are logistics workers, were allowed to walk free on bail of HK$1,000 each.

The court will resume the hearing on August 19. Fifteen witnesses, including a foreign media photographer and his assistant, will be called to the court for the next hearing.

Last November, Wong was charged with obstructing court bailiffs who were clearing barricades at an Occupy protest site in Mongkok.

Wong was detained and later granted bail. As he was walking out from the Kowloon City Magistrates Courts on November 27, he was pelted with eggs by two men.  

The assailants ran away, but were given chase by a photographer — who is a marathon runner — for several hundred meters. The duo was later caught by the police as they were resting by the roadside.

The accused have now denied the charges upon being produced in court.

Meanwhile, there is no new information on the incident where Wong and his girlfriend were attacked on a street in Tai Kok Tsui last month, the report said. 

Police said they have issued a lookout order for a 20-year-old youth who wears glasses. But no one has been arrested yet.

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