Edited by Wenyou and Kenny
People Power vice-chairman Tam Tak Chi, who has been charged with five counts of publishing seditious words and one count of disrupting orders in a public place, applied for bail in court today, but was refused by Chief Magistrate So Man Lung and remanded in custody immediately.
As he was being escorted away in a prison van, a large number of citizens were present to show their support, and People Power legislator Raymond Chan Chi-chuen was also present at the scene, with some citizens shouting out in agitation, “Stand up and fight to the end! If you want me to shut up, I’ll be louder!
The prosecution alleges that Tam Tak-chi published inciting messages in Mong Kok, Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong between March and July this year, including “Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times”, “Five demands, not one less”, “July 21st people disappeared, August 31st people beaten to death” and “Black cops die whole family”, to encourage the public to chant the slogans and arouse hatred for the Hong Kong government and the Hong Kong Police Force.