Police arrested three former Hong Kong opposition lawmakers Wednesday for disrupting legislative meetings earlier this year, as China continues to dismantle the city’s guarantees of political autonomy.
Eddie Chu, Raymond Chan and Ted Hui were each arrested by Hong Kong police on Wednesday morning for splashing pungent liquids and other items during meetings in Hong Kong’s main legislative chamber, the three revealed on their Facebook pages.
None of the ex-lawmakers were named by Hong Kong police in a statement on the matter, which only confirmed that it had arrested three suspects matching the ages of the men.
Authorities claimed that the suspects were held on suspicion of contempt in the legislature and intent to cause harm to others.
In late May, Hui rushed to the front of the chamber and dropped a rotten plant before attempting to kick it at the body’s president. Chu also took part, splashing a bottle of liquid.
One week later, Hui splashed liquid at