More than 40 people appeared in a Hong Kong court on Wednesday charged with rioting in recent protests.
The defendants were released on bail of HK$1,000 (US$128).
Those charged included 13 students, seven clerks, teachers, nurses, workers and salesmen.
A wave of protests plunged the former British colony into biggest political crisis since its return to Chinese rule in 1997.
The protests turned violent.
Thousands of activists clashed with police.
Under Hong Kong law, rioting is defined as an unlawful assembly of three or more people where any person “commits a breach of the peace”.
The protests were triggered by an extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland for trial in China.