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Arrests and rising tension as Hong Kong prepares for protests on China’s national day

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Crackdown begins on high-profile activists in Hong Kong and the mainland ahead of 70th anniversaryAuthorities have arrested at least two high-profile activists as Hong Kong prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday.A large demonstration organised by the group Civil Human Rights Front, which has organised previous mass protests, has been banned by the police, but protesters have vowed to turn out on 1 October to show their anger and frustration at the erosion of rights under Chinese rule. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/30/hong-kong-china-arrests-tension-national-day

Author : Verna Yu in Hong Kong

Publish date : 2019-09-30 04:51:41

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