The 24-year-old Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow has been stepped out of jail on Saturday (June 12). Chow, who had arrested last year in November on the charge of unlawful assembly during the anti-China protest in 2019, released after serving 7 months of jail. Chow had arrested along with her colleagues Joshua Wong and Nathan Law at the same time.
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Agnes Chow, one of the most prominent youth leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy front, has been released from jail today. Chow, who did not speak to the media, stepped out of jail around 10 am today from Tai Lam Correctional Institution in Tuen Mun. Dozens of her friends, who arrived the outside of the jail, were shouted ‘Agnes Chow add oil’.
According to the media reports, the pro-democracy supporters were in yellow mask and umbrella—a symbol of protest which had begun in 2014 against China’s rule over Hong Kong.
The sources say that her other two colleagues– Joshua Wong and Nathan Law will remain in jail.
Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activist Agnes Chow Released From Jail
Who Is Chow?
Chow, who is one of the founding members of Demosisto (Pro-Democracy Party), appeared first at the age of 15 during mass protests against the government in 2014. The so-called ‘Yellow Umbrella’ protest had launched for the self-determination on the future of Hong Kong.