(HONG KONG) Court Report: An unnamed boy aged 12 has become the youngest person convicted of an offence connected to anti-government protests, local media @SCMP say he was arrested on his way to school in October #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: The child, who cannot be named, was arrested on his way to school the day after a demonstration in October: He admitted causing criminal damage by spray-painting slogans on a police station and a metro station, and will be sentenced next month: There have been more than 5,000 arrests since the protests started in June: A number of these have been children between the ages of 12 and 15, although this is the first time one of them has been convicted BBC News reports.

“ Prosecutors told a magistrate’s court that a plain-clothes police officer saw the child spray “damn rogue cops” and “divine annihilation, free HK” on the walls of Mong Kok Police Station and Prince Edward MTR station on 3 October: The officer then followed the boy home and waited outside all night, according to South China Morning Post: When the child left for school at 07:00 (23:00 GMT) the following morning, the officer intercepted him and conducted a search of his home, where black paint was found “

The boy’s lawyer, Jacqueline Lam, told the court he was held overnight at a police station after his arrest, which had been an “important lesson” for him: “I ask the court to give him a chance,” she said. “After all, he’s just 12 years of age.”

#AceNewsDesk reports …………..Published: Nov.21: 2019:

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