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Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders found guilty of protests "nuisance"

 Occupy co-founders Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai and Dr Chan Kin-man.
Occupy co-founders Pastor Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai and Dr Chan Kin-man. Photo: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

The 9 leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests were found guilty Tuesday by a court in the Chinese territory of charges including public nuisance.

Details: Pastor Chu Yiu-ming, law professor Benny Tai and retired sociology professor Chan Kin-man and pastor Chu Yiu-ming were among those convicted, the BBC reports. They're seen as figureheads of a movement involving thousands of people, who protested in Hong Kong's streets in 2014 following China's decision to only allow candidates pre-approved by Beijing in elections.