Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow was released for a demonstration after more than six months in detention

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow was released on Saturday after serving a prison sentence of nearly seven months for her role in an anti-government demonstration in 2019.

The activist was surrounded by dozens of journalists and supporters while leaving the Tai Lam Prison in Tuen Mun City for Women in Tuen Mun City, according to the Chinese media “South China Morning Post”.

The release comes close to two years since the government protests, in which an estimated one million people demonstrated against the proposal to allow extradition to China, according to the broadcaster RTHK.

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow was released for a demonstration after more than six months in detention
Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow was released for a demonstration after more than six months in detention

Agnes Chow was convicted in August 2019 of inciting the siege of the Wan Chai Police Station during the strong wave of protests that summer and had pleaded guilty to several charges against her over previous protests.

She was also joined by activists Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam, who at the time refused to incite them in any way to participate in an organized march without prior authorization.

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