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Captain America protestor who wielded comic book character’s shield during pro-democracy demonstrations is jailed for six years in Hong Kong

Captain America protestor who wielded comic book character’s shield during pro-democracy demonstrations is jailed for six years in Hong Kong

Captain America protestor who wielded comic book character’s shield during pro-democracy demonstrations is jailed for six years in Hong Kong

By Chris Pleasance
11 November 2021

A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester dubbed ‘Captain America’ because he carried a replica of the superhero’s shield at marches has been jailed.

Ma Chun-man, a 31-year-old takeaway driver, was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison today for ‘inciting secession’ under China’s draconian security law.

Ma had pleaded not guilty to the charges and did not testify, though did write a letter to the judge in which he said he has ‘no regret’ for his actions.

‘On my road to democracy and freedom, I can’t afford to be a coward,’ he added.

The slogans Ma is said to have chanted included ‘liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’ and ‘Hong Kong independence, the only way out’.

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