Hundreds of people - some bra-clad, others waving lingerie - gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a woman being jailed for assaulting a police officer with her breast.

The 200-strong group assembled outside police headquarters in Wan Chai, with many shouting "breasts are not weapons".

The demonstration, dubbed a 'Breast Walk', comes days after 30-year-old Ng Lai-ying was sentenced to three and a half months in prison for pushing against an officer with her breast after he allegedly assaulted her at protest against cross-border traders in March.

Magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu rejected Lai-ying's claim that the inspector had molested her and is quoted as saying: “You used your female identity to trump up the allegation that the officer had molested you. This is a malicious act.”

Luk Kit-ling, a spokesperson for the demonstrators, told the South China Morning Post: “It is very shocking and regrettable that a woman’s allegation that she has been molested is turned into her causing chaos. It would deter women from taking part in social movements and deprive them of the right to participate in political activities."

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