News Alerts

01 Nov 2020 | 05:56 PM UTC

Hong Kong: Authorities arrest pro-democratic lawmakers November 1

Hong Kong, SAR China News Alert

Authorities arrest pro-democratic lawmakers November 1; further arrests and associated unrest possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/3/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Hong_Kong). COUNTRY/REGION Hong Kong

Event

Security forces arrested seven pro-democratic lawmakers in Hong Kong on Sunday morning, November 1, after them being charged for hampering a legislative council meeting in May. The arrests were announced on each of the lawmakers' personal social media accounts. Although Beijing passed a security legislation in June which led to around 30 arrests thus far, the arrest of the lawmakers on Sunday does not seem to be directly linked to the legislation.

Authorities have not commented on the arrests as of Sunday afternoon.

Further arrests and associated unrest are possible across Hong Kong over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Hong Kong are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all other instructions issued by local authorities.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news