2014 Hong Kong protests

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Among them are activists seen as the faces of the pro-democracy movement
Nine pro-democracy activists have been found guilty of public nuisance charges for their involvement in protests which called for greater autonomy from China.

The protests became known as the "Umbrella Movement" after people used umbrellas to shield themselves from tear gas fired by police. 

Among them are three prominent activists - Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man - who are seen as the faces of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

Dr. Man-kei Tam, Director of human rights groups Amnesty International in Hong Kong, gave his reaction to the verdict.

(Photo: Tanya Chan, Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man outside court in Hong Kong. Credit: EPA)