In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Chinese police arrested dozens of pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong who orchestrated the city’s opposition movement.
According to the Wall Street Journal, at least some of those arrested have been accused of subversion under China’s draconian national security law passed last year as Beijing imposes its power over the once-free, semi-autonomous region.
#BREAKING: Numbers of candidates like Ventus Lau, Alvin Yeung, Owen Chow, Fergus Leung, and Gweneth Ho are arrested under the National Security Law for running for the 2020 pro-democratic primaries in July. #HongKong
— Frances Hui #SAVE12HKYOUTHS (@frances_hui) January 5, 2021
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“The operation is the biggest since the sweeping national security law was imposed six months ago, and activists said the arrests were the first related to alleged