Two years ago on September 26, the government closed off an area at its headquarters, a large space that was dubbed Civic Square.
It seemed ironic the government was not allowing taxpayers into a space that they had essentially paid for, but this only propelled student activists like Joshua Wong Chi-fung, Alex Chow Yong-kang and Nathan Law Kwun-chung into climbing the fence and occupying Civic Square.
They did get into Civic Square and Law encouraged others to storm the area too, but they were quickly surrounded by police. It was deadlocked for two days until that fateful Sunday, when members of the public demanded the police let the student activists go.
|The police surrounded those who had stormed Civic Square|
And now the three student leaders have been convicted for what they did.Wong and Chow were found guilty of unlawful assembly, and Law was convicted of inciting others to join in an unlawful assembly.
We'll have to see how their sentences play out, if it seems like the judiciary has an opinion about this trio...