Ventus Lau Wing-hong has been active in politics since he was a student. He was invited to join the pro-democracy Neo Democrats by his secondary school teacher Roy Tam Hoi-pong in early 2014.
When he was studying in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he founded the ‘CUHK Local Society’ dedicated to the promotion of greater autonomy of Hong Kong. He was also the community officer of Pok Hong in Sha Tin, dedicated to community services in the district.
He ran for a seat in the Hong Kong Legislative Council in 2018 but was disqualified for the support he showed for an independent Hong Kong on his Facebook page.
In 2019, he led a march to deliver letters to local G-20 consulates urging global intervention against the extradition bill.
He was arrested in January 2021 for participating in an unofficial election primary which was held in July 2020.
Currently charged under conspiracy to commit subversion and rioting.
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