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Hong Kong protests: judge rejects construction worker’s claim that nude photos blackmail scheme forced him to firebomb police station



A Hong Kong construction worker who tossed a firebomb at a police station during last year’s social unrest saw his defence – that he was blackmailed into doing so by a man claiming to have nude photos of his girlfriend – swiftly rejected in court on Tuesday.Lam Siu-hung hurled a petrol bomb at Mong Kok Police Station in the early hours of October 14, 2019, four months after anti-government protests first erupted over the now-withdrawn extradition bill, the District Court heard on Tuesday.The…



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