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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai given another 14-month prison term

10 activists sentenced for taking part in 2019 China National Day protest

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai and nine other prominent democracy activists were sentenced on Friday to 14 to 18 months in prison for participating in an illegal protest on China's national day in 2019 as the city government pressed on with a crackdown on political dissent.

The protest took place in Hong Kong on Oct. 1, 2019, as the Chinese Communist Party celebrated the 70th anniversary of its rule. The demonstration eventually devolved into violent clashes across the city, with an 18-year-old protester shot in the chest by police.

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