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Democratic Party pair arrested over protests

2020-08-26 HKT 08:35
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Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested two Democratic Party lawmakers over incidents related to anti-government protests last year.

Ted Hui and Lam Cheuk-ting were picked up at their homes at about 6am, according to posts on the party's social media accounts.

Both men are said to be suspected of offences relating to a protest outside Tuen Mun police station on July 6 last year.

The party had said Lam is also suspected of rioting in relation to the July 21 incident at Yuen Long MTR station. That night, a white-shirted mob attacked people who they believed were returning from an anti-extradition protest. Lam was among the injured in the clashes.

In a statement, the police said they had arrested four people over an incident outside Tuen Mun police station on July 6, when a man was surrounded by people accusing him of using his mobile phone to take pictures of protesters.

It said someone snatched the man's phone and deleted the pictures.

A spokesman said detectives from the New Territories North regional crime unit arrested three men and a woman, aged between 27 and 43, on suspicion of charges including criminal damage and illegal assembly.

Sources told RTHK that at least 10 other people were arrested over the two incidents. The sources said more arrests could follow.
Last updated: 2020-08-26 HKT 12:30