Ly Tong on Thursday night was sent to jail while awaiting for June 22 sentencing. Stemming from his pepper spraying of Vietnamese singer Dam Vinh Hung at a concert in Santa Clara 2 years ago, he was convicted of two misdemeanors of simple assault and resisting arrest, and two felonies of using tear gas and second-degree burglary with the intent to commit a felony.
According to the Mercury News "........Putting aside their deep-felt sympathy and high regard for Vietnamese "freedom fighter" Ly Tong, jurors Thursday convicted him of all but assault with a deadly weapon for spraying a singer from Vietnam with a form of tear gas to protest communism...."
Immediately following his arrest, Ly Tong issued a statement that could be seen here:
He also declared his intention to be on a hunger strike.