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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's Agnes Chow defies travel ban in Skype appeal to Japan

Prominent activist says violent protest tactics have role amid Beijing oppression

Agnes Chow Ting is a founding member of Hong Kong's Demosisto pro-democracy group. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

OSAKA -- Agnes Chow Ting, a prominent figure in Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement who is not allowed to leave the territory due to bail conditions, recently made an appearance in a Japanese university classroom via Skype.

According to a recording obtained by the Nikkei Asian Review, the 23-year-old spoke on Wednesday afternoon to about a dozen students studying current affairs at a Japanese university. The university refused to be identified out of fear of jeopardizing the safety of students involved, especially those from mainland China.

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