HK sees first arrests under new laws

NOT GIVING UP: Thousands of people took to the streets in an anti-government protest yesterday — the 23rd anniversary of Britain’s handover of Hong Kong to China

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 02, 2020

Photo: AP

Hong Kong police yesterday made their first arrests under a new national security legislation imposed a day earlier by China’s central government, detaining at least seven people suspected of breaching it during protests by thousands of people.

One man with a Hong Kong independence flag was arrested at a protest in the territory’s Causeway Bay shopping district, police said.

Police arrested another woman for holding up a sign displaying the British flag and calling for Hong Kong’s independence.

Three other women were detained for possessing items advocating independence.