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Hong Kong prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is arrested

Hong Kong prominent pro-democracy activist arrested for participating in 'unauthorised assembly'

9/25/2020 3:30:00 AM

Hong Kong prominent pro-democracy activist arrested for participating in 'unauthorised assembly'

Mr Wong tweeted on Thursday that he was arrested when he reported to the Central Police Station in Hong Kong for allegedly participating in an unauthorised assembly last October.

SharePro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to the media while holding up a bail document after leaving Central police station in Hong Kong on September 24, 2020, after being arrested for unlawful assembly related to a 2019 protest against a government ban on face masks

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Wong rose to prominence as a student leader during the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests for universal suffrage. He is among a growing number of activists being charged for various relatively minor offences since Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law

Wong rose to prominence as a student leader during the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests for universal suffrage.He is among a growing number of activists being charged for various relatively minor offences since Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law that has severely restricted political speech in the territory.

The 23-year-old played a low-key role in mostly leaderless and sometimes violent anti-government protests last year that led to Beijing imposing the security law.Wong's lawyer told AFP he was arrested when he reported to a police station concerning another case against him, for which he is currently on trial.

'Wong is accused of participating in an unlawful assembly on October 5 last year, when hundreds marched to oppose an anti-mask ban the government rolled out,' lawyer Jonathan Man said.The alleged 'unauthorised assembly' was an unsanctioned demonstration on October 5, 2019 when hundreds of protesters, almost all masked, marched through the streets of Hong Kong

A woman is pictured in the file photo holding a mask with slogans written on as protesters gather outside Mong Kok police station in Hong Kong on October 5, 2019The march that day came after much of the city had ground to a halt with the subway suspended and many shops and malls shuttered following a night of violence.

The act of resistance was followed by a night of widespread chaos as hardcore protesters trashed dozens of subway stations, vandalised shops with mainland China ties, built fires and blocked roads.Many chanted 'No rioters, only tyranny' and other popular protest slogans.

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At the time of the march, Hong Kong had already been battered by four months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests.Wong disbanded his pro-democracy group Demosisto in June, just hours after China's parliament passed national security law for Hong Kong, bypassing the city's local legislature, a move widely criticised by Western governments.

His long-time colleague, Agnes Chow, and two other activists were also among 10 people police arrested in August on suspicion of violating the new law.The new law punishes anything China considers as subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with up to life in prison.

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