Anger as Hong Kong protesters appear in court on rioting charges

Detained protesters, including teenage students, each face up to 10 years in prison

A pilot, a nurse and several teenage students were among 40 people who appeared in a Hong Kong courtroom on Wednesday facing up to 10 years in jail on rioting charges over their role in mass protests that have convulsed the city since June.

Anger at the potential heavy sentences brought hundreds of demonstrators to the courtroom doors in support of the group inside, chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”.

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