Hong Kong protester accused of punching policeman sees charges dropped due to insufficient evidence, in fifth case withdrawn by prosecutors in a month
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Hong Kong prosecutors were on Friday forced to drop charges against a defendant arrested over the anti-government protests due to insufficient evidence, the fifth prosecution case withdrawn in a month.Chef Staniel Chan Yiu-kwan, 54, saw his charge withdrawn at West Kowloon Court on Friday, nine weeks after he was charged with assaulting a police officer on September 21, when he was arrested near Mong Kok Police Station. That night, protesters gathered outside the station and confronted police