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Prominent Hong Kong student leader banned from protest site
Prominent Hong Kong student leader banned from protest site

A prominent student leader who helped spearhead the ongoing weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong appeared in court Thursday after he was arrested while authorities began clearing one of the city’s largest protest sites. Joshua Wong, the 18-year-old leader of the high school activist group Scholarism, was charged with obstructing court bailiffs who were responsible for clearing encampments in the Mong Kok area. He is barred from returning to most of Mong Kok as a condition of his bail, which was set at $64. Wong was among scores of demonstrators arrested since Tuesday, when authorities began the crackdown. “His arrest is being used as a vehicle to control the...

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