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Democratic Party vice chair arrested

2020-07-15 HKT 10:10
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  • The Democratic Party's Lo Kin-hei has been charged with unlawful assembly over events linked to the Polytechnic University siege. File photo: RTHK
    The Democratic Party's Lo Kin-hei has been charged with unlawful assembly over events linked to the Polytechnic University siege. File photo: RTHK
Democratic Party vice-chairman Lo Kin-hei was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with unlawful assembly in relation to events that took place outside the Polytechnic University on November 18.

Lo said he has been released on bail and will appear in court in August.

The party had said in a Facebook post that Lo, who is also the chair of the Southern District Council, was arrested at 6:30am.

It called the police action "politically-motivated" and groundless".

Lo, together with several dozen people, was arrested in November near Energy Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui, more than 500 metres away from the Polytechnic University.

Lo had said he was helping residents at the plaza at the time when riot police charged in and arrested people en masse.

Police had started laying siege to the university the day before, after violent clashes broke out between protesters there and the police.