Pro-Independence Student Leaders Arrested on Suspicion of Inciting Secession in Hong Kong

Former leaders of a pro-independence student group in Hong Kong were arrested on July 29, in different locations across the city, local media reported.

Studentlocalism announced its former leader, 19-year-old Tony Chung, was among those arrested.

This video shows Chung’s arrest, with the activist being escorted with his hands tied behind his back from his residence in Ma Tin Village, in the Yuen Long district. Plainclothes officers can be seen removing several bags of what local reports said was evidence taken from the residence.

Chung was then taken away in an unmarked car.

In light of the new national security law in Hong Kong, Studentlocalism announced in June that it was ceasing activities.

Hong Kong Police said four people were arrested on suspicion of breaching the national security law. They said the four, three males and one female aged between 16 and 21, were suspected of inciting succession because they had advocated Hong Kong independence.

According to the Hong Kong Free Press, Studentlocalism spokesperson Ho Nok-hang and member Yanni Ho were among those also detained by police. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

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