More than 50 pro-democratic activists in Hong Kong arrested for breaking city’s contentious national security law

As per the local media reports, in the biggest crackdown yet against the democratic opposition under Hong Kong’s contentious national security law, more than 50 pro- democratic activists in Hong Kong have been arrested for breaching the city’s new law.

As per the Democratic Party’s Facebook page and public broadcaster RTHK, the arrests in the Asian financial hub included well known democratic figures and former lawmakers Lam Cheuk Ting, James To and Lester Shum.

“Police arrested the activists for participating in an independently organised ballot last year to select democratic candidates for an upcoming legislature election, which the Hong Kong government and Beijing warned at the time may violate the new law,” the Facebook Page of Democratic Party further read.

However, the police has made no comments regarding the matter.

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