7 Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers detained or face arrest 20
in

7 Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers detained or face arrest

HONG KONG — Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers have either been detained or face arrest Saturday, in a move expected to escalate public fury during months of unrest.

A police statement said one of the lawmakers was charged Saturday. All of them will appear in court on Monday.

Lawmakers told a news conference their colleagues are expected to be charged with obstructing the local assembly during a raucous May 11 meeting over a now-shelved China extradition bill that sparked five months of protests calling for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

The Associated Press

Report

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What do you think?

9500 points
Watch Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Take a Friends Quiz 37

Watch Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Take a Friends Quiz

The Latest: Harris tells union they shaped her Medicare plan 38

The Latest: Harris tells union they shaped her Medicare plan