Thugs arrested over lawmaker death threats
Hong Kong police arrested six people yesterday over death threats to a new city lawmaker who is advocating more autonomy from China, with reports saying some of the suspects have triad links. Eddie Chu was one of several rebel lawmakers to win seats in landmark legislative elections earlier this month. He and his family have been under 24-hour protection since the vote on September 4 due to threats to their safety. Police said six men had been arrested for “intimidation” linked to the death threats made to Mr Chu, but gave no further details.