Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested in sweeping crackdown

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Campaigners and politicians held in wave of arrests under the national security law

More than 50 people, including pro-democracy politicians and campaigners, have been arrested in early-morning raids across Hong Kong in a crackdown by authorities that was condemned as a “despicable” assault on freedom.

In a police operation involving more than 1,000 officers, the 53 individuals were detained under the territory’s controversial national security law (NSL), accused of “subverting state power” by holding primaries for pro-democracy candidates for the Hong Kong election.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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