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Hong Kong government wins appeal over limiting access to ‘Civic Square’

Hong Kong government wins appeal over limiting access to ‘Civic Square’

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3050630/hong-kong-government-wins-appeal-over-limiting-access-civic) reduced by 73%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The judicial review applicant Cheung Tak-wing, a retired photographer, has vowed to take his case to the Court of Final Appeal in the name of public interest.

    > In November 2018, Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung of the Court of First Instance found the government's permission scheme had disproportionately infringed on the public's rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and to take part in public affairs, as provided by the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and the city's mini-constitution, the Basic Law.But the director of administration countered in appeal that Au had erred in neglecting the government's property rights.

    > "It was therefore perfectly lawful for the director to decide that security measure had to be tightened up as public order events caused serious disruptions to the ordinary business carried on at the Central Government Offices," the judgment read.Wong expressed regret at the court decision and said he would be happy to hear further clarification from the Court of Final Appeal.

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