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Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai and 9 other democrats plead guilty over 2019 National Day protest

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Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai and nine other veteran democrats pleaded guilty on Monday to their roles in an unauthorised mass protest on China’s National Day in 2019.

The 73-year-old Apple Daily founder is currently serving a 14-month jail term for two other protest-related convictions and also faces two charges under the national security law. He and the others appeared before Judge Amanda Woodcock in the District Court.

Lai admitted organising the mass demonstration on October 1, 2019, when thousands of Hongkongers marched on Hong Kong Island in defiance of police objections, at the height of pro-democracy protests that year.

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