HK democ­racy ac­tivist Joshua Wong ar­rested

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Hong Kong po­lice ar­rested prom­i­nent democ­racy ac­tivist Joshua Wong on Thurs­day for par­tic­i­pat­ing in an unau­tho­rized assem­bly in Oc­to­ber 2019 and vi­o­lat­ing the city’s anti-mask law, ac­cord­ing to a post on his of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count.

Wong’s lat­est ar­rest adds to sev­eral un­law­ful assem­bly charges or sus­pected of­fenses he and other ac­tivists are fac­ing re­lated to last year’s pro-democ­racy protests, which prompted Bei­jing to im­pose a sweep­ing na­tional se­cu­rity law on June 30. Hong Kong po­lice con­firmed they ar­rested two men, aged 23 and 74, on Thurs­day for il­le­gal assem­bly on Oct. 5,

2019.

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