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Agnes Chow released from Hong Kong prison

Democracy activist unresponsive to reporters as she leaves scene

HONG KONG -- Agnes Chow, one of the most prominent Hong Kong democracy activists, was released from prison on Saturday after serving about six months over her role in an illegal demonstration outside the city's police headquarters two years ago.

Chow, 24, walked out of the Tai Lam Centre for Women, a correctional facility in northern Hong Kong, at about 10 a.m., greeted by cheering supporters. Reporters asking questions in Cantonese and Japanese surrounded her, but she remained silent before climbing into a waiting Nissan minivan that carried her away.

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