Hong Kong - Three pro-democracy activists went on trial in Hong Kong on Monday over charges relating to mass rallies in 2014, with the movement's student leader accusing the government of “unreasonable” prosecution.
Joshua Wong 19, was the teenage face of the Occupy Movement, which brought parts of the semi-autonomous Chinese city to a standstill for more than two months as protesters called for free elections for Hong Kong's next leader.
Wong and two other prominent student leaders, Alex Chow and Nathan Law, appeared in court on charges of taking part in an unlawful assembly and inciting others to join it.
“It's unreasonable for the government to give us charges... we were just trying to protect our own rights,” he told reporters outside the court.
All three pleaded not guilty. They could face up to five years in prison if convicted.