Date
18 November 2018
The woman was complaining about having suffered injustice in a separate case. Photo: HKEJ
The woman was complaining about having suffered injustice in a separate case. Photo: HKEJ

Woman, 50, arrested after throwing coins at High Court judges

50-year-old woman was arrested for contempt of court after she threw coins at the judges during a hearing of the High Court on Wednesday, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The incident happened while the court was hearing the appeal of former Marine Department assistant director So Ping-chi regarding his conviction for misconduct in public office over the 2012 Lamma ferry tragedy.

The same woman, surnamed Lai, had been arrested for taking pictures in court during a drug trafficking trial on Thursday last week.

In Wednesday’s hearing, the woman threw four coins from the public gallery at the direction of the bench but hit no one.

After being ushered out of the court, she tried to return, but failing to do so, she went to other courtrooms in order to complain about having suffered injustice in a separate case.

Lai was heard yelling outside the court: “How could judges do that? Others would have set them on fire!”

She was arrested outside another courtroom after she complained to the court registrar about her case.

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