Man holding freedom flag becomes first person arrested in Hong Kong under strict new security law

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Telegraph

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man found in possession of a Hong Kong independence flag became the first person to be arrested under Beijing’s new national security law for the city, police said on Wednesday. “

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man was arrested for holding a #HKIndependence flag in #CausewayBay, Hong Kong, violating the #NationalSecurityLaw,” police wrote on their verified Twitter account alongside a picture of the man and the flag. “

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his is the first arrest made since the law has come into force,” the force added. #

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ING: A man was arrested for holding a #HKIndependence flag in #CausewayBay, Hong Kong, violating the #NationalSecurityLaw. This is the first arrest made since the law has come into force. pic.twitter.com/C0ezm3SGDm&mdash

; Hong Kong Police Force (@hkpoliceforce) July 1, 2020