Like other members of parliament, this is a pro-democracy movement James to, Andrew Van e Lam Chuck Ting, And younger activists. Two of them confirmed the arrest on Facebook: a former journalist Gwyneth Ho, 30, Council Woman Tiffany Juan, Of 27.
People close to Joshua Wong – one of the most well-known figures in the pro-democracy movement and currently in prison – reported on his Facebook account that they had searched his house during the operation.
Hong Kong police did not respond to questions about the operation, the number of people arrested or the reasons for the arrest.
Activist Lester Sham arrested by police in Hong Kong on January 6, 2020 – Photo: Tyrone CU / Reuters
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections last year.
In an assembly elected by only half of the 70,000 seats, more than 600,000 Hong Kong citizens voted in favor of this unofficial primary.
The campaign sought to win all 35 seats elected by popular vote and a majority in the Assembly for the first time.
Beijing officials have claimed that the campaign was “subversive” for the majority, citing a new security law enacted in June 2020 in response to large and violent demonstrations in 2019.
The European Union (EU) on Wednesday demanded the immediate release of more than 50 detainees detained in Hong Kong. He said sanctions against China were being considered because of China’s involvement in the semi-autonomous region.
“We demand the immediate release of the detainees.