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Man is first to stand trial under Hong Kong's security law

HONG KONG (AP) — The first person to stand trial under Hong Kong's national security law pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the allegation he was inciting session by driving a motorcycle into police officers while carrying a protest flag. Tong Ying-kit was arrested on July 1, 2020, a day after the national security law took effect, for allegedly driving into the crowd of officers while bearing a flag with the slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times.” Several officers were knocked over and three sustained injuries. Tong pleaded not guilty to three charges — terrorism, incitement of secession and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.