- Title: File of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong
- Date: 5th October 2016
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE - FEBRUARY 29, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** STUDENT PROTEST LEADER, JOSHUA WONG, SPEAKING OUTSIDE EASTERN LAW COURTS BUILDING HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE - SEPTEMBER 26, 2014) (REUTERS) PROTESTER CLIMBING OVER FENCE OF GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS PROTESTERS AND JOURNALISTS RUSHING THROUGH OPENED GATE DOORS VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN TALKING TO WONG AND TAKING WONG AWAY HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE - SEPTEMBER 27, 2014) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS SURROUNDING GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS PROTESTERS LINKING ARMS DURING PROTEST PROTESTER CARRIED AWAY HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE - SEPTEMBER 28, 2014) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS AT PROTESTERS ON HIGHWAY PROTESTER SHOUTING NEXT TO PROTESTER HOLDING UP UMBRELLAS PROTESTERS RUNNING AWAY FROM TEAR GAS HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE - SEPTEMBER 21, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF EASTERN LAW COURTS BUILDING SIGN READING (English and Chinese): "EASTERN LAW COURTS BUILDING" HONG KONG AND CHINA FLAGS STUDENT LEADERS COMING OUT OF COURT PLACARDS SUPPORTING STUDENT LEADERS BEING HELD STUDENT LEADERS, INCLUDING WONG (LEFT) CHANTING (English): "FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY!" FLAG READING (English): "2016 NEW GENERATION LEGCO" WONG SPEAKING PROTESTERS CHANTING PERSON CARRYING YELLOW UMBRELLA
- Embargoed: 20th October 2016 04:52
- Keywords: Hong Kong protest pro-democracy Joshua Wong Thailand
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA00152Q9DTX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A Hong Kong student activist who helped organize pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled city in 2014 was detained on arrival in Thailand on Wednesday (October 5), immigration officials said, with his supporters accusing China of being behind the move.
Bespectacled Joshua Wong, 19, was detained in Bangkok where he had been invited to speak at two universities about Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement" street protests and on setting up his political party, Demosisto.
The protests in Hong Kong, the former British colony which returned to Chinese rule in 1997, presented Communist Party rulers in Beijing with one of their biggest political headaches in decades.
Wong was given 80 hours of community service by a Hong Kong court in August on a charge of unlawful assembly for taking part in a sit-in at the height of the protests in the Asian financial hub.
Thailand has been ruled by a military junta since a 2014 coup which was widely condemned by the West. Since then, the generals running Thailand have forged closer ties with Beijing.
Reuters was unable to reach the Thai government for comment on Wong's detention.
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