Three men arrested in connection with the Mong Kok protests were granted bail at the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.
The defendants aged between 25 and 37 had taken part in the protest in Mong Kok earlier this month, which unfolded amid the government’s clearing of street hawkers. Yuen Chi-kui, Yeung Ka-lun and Ho Kam-sum were arrested last week and charged with one count of rioting, RTHK reported. Yeung was also charged with arson for setting a taxi on fire.
They were not required to submit a plea in court.
Yeung was granted bail of HK$30,000 and must observe a curfew. He is not allowed to leave Hong Kong and must report to the police station every two days.
The other two defendants were granted bail of HK$1,000 and HK$10,000. They also must not leave Hong Kong and are required to report to the police once a week. All three are forbidden from setting foot in certain areas in Mong Kok.
The case has been adjourned to April 28, awaiting further investigation by the police and directions from the Department of Justice.
As of Monday morning, 78 people have been arrested in connection with the protest, Oriental Daily reported.