Hong Kong student leader pleads not guilty

Student leader Billy Fung said he worried other students could be targeted, after pleading not guilty to four chargesA Hong Kong student protester pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple criminal charges over a demonstration against a pro-Beijing figure, a day after the conviction of an “Umbrella Revolution” leader was blasted by rights activists. The court cases come with feelings running high in the city over fears that Beijing is tightening its grip. Billy Fung, former president of Hong Kong University’s student union, faces a raft of charges over a protest at the university in January where students stormed a council meeting.

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