A female protestor in Hong Kong has been found guilty of assaulting a police officer with that well-known weapon: her breast.
Ng Lai-ying was convicted of using her chest to bump the right arm of Chief Inspector Chan Ka-po as the officer tried to control a protest against cross-border traders in March, according to the South China Morning Post.
At her trial, during which she pleaded not guilty, Ng said that Chan had stretched out his hand to reach her bag shoulder strap but that it had landed on her left breast.
Scenes from the protests in March
She said that she immediately shouted: “Indecent assault.”
But rather than agreeing that she was molested, deputy magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu chastised her for the claims, the South China Morning Post reported.
He told her: "You used your female identity to trump up the allegation that the officer had molested you. This is a malicious act.”
He added that the police officer’s reputation had suffered as a result of the accusations.
Ng’s boyfriend Kwong Chun-lunwas also found guilty of one count of obstructing police officers who were exercising their duties.
Both Ng and Kwong were remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 29 July.