A Hong Kong court Saturday sentenced nine accused to up to three years and four months in prison after finding them guilty of rioting inside the Polytechnic University during the 2019 city-wide protests.

The court sent two accused to a correctional facility while the rest will spend up to 40 months in prison.

Judge Josiah Lam said the defendants were all young who wanted to change society, but they had chosen the wrong way to express their political beliefs, state-run Radio and TV Hong Kong network said. EFE