Hong Kong: About 50 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures had been arrested by police on Wednesday beneath a nationwide safety legislation, following their involvement in an unofficial major election final yr held to extend their possibilities of controlling the legislature.
These arrested included former politicians and pro-democracy activists, and the group had been arrested on suspicion of subversion beneath the town’s nationwide safety legislation, in keeping with stories by native newspaper South China Morning Publish and on-line information platform Now Information.
At the least seven members of Hong Kong’s Democratic Get together — the town’s largest opposition social gathering — had been arrested, together with former social gathering chairman Wu Chi-wai. Former politicians, together with Helena Wong, Lam Cheuk-ting, and James To, had been additionally arrested, in keeping with a put up on the social gathering’s Fb web page.
Benny Tai, a key determine in Hong Kong’s 2014 Occupy Central protests and a former legislation professor, was additionally arrested by the police, in keeping with native media stories. Tai was one of many primary organisers of the primaries.