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World Man suspected of stabbing Hong Kong officer arrested on flight

10:28  02 july  2020
10:28  02 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

Hong Kong democracy activists disband

  Hong Kong democracy activists disband Hong Kong pro-democracy group Demosisto is disbanding after China's parliament passed a national security law targeting secessionist activity.Beijing's swift imposition of the law and a lack of transparency over its details have alarmed some diplomats, business leaders and activists who say it is the latest example of China's tightening grip over the former British colony.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested a 24-year-old man at the city's airport in the early hours of Thursday on suspicion of attacking and wounding an officer during protests against a new national security law Beijing imposed on the financial hub. Hong Kong police fired water cannon and

Suspect , 24, detained at Hong Kong International Airport after relative reportedly tips off police. Force insider says officers boarded Britain-bound plane to track down the suspect . A man has been arrested in connection with an officer stabbing on Wednesday afternoon.

a group of people jumping in the air: A man has been arrested on suspcion of stabbing a police officer during protests © Alastair Pike A man has been arrested on suspcion of stabbing a police officer during protests

A man suspected of stabbing a Hong Kong police officer in the shoulder during a protest was arrested on board a flight that was about to take off for London, police said Thursday.

Press photo and video images on Wednesday captured the moment a masked man wearing a dark blue T-shirt attacked the officer during protests sparked by Beijing imposing a sweeping new security law on the financial hub.

Thousands defied a ban on rallies to voice opposition to the law on Wednesday with police using water cannon, pepper spray and tear gas to disperse protesters blocking roads.

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong police makes first arrest under new law but fine print raises questions

  UPDATE 1-Hong Kong police makes first arrest under new law but fine print raises questions HONGKONG-PROTESTS/ARREST (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV):UPDATE 1-Hong Kong police makes first arrest under new law but fine print raises questionsHONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) - Hong Kong police detained a man on Wednesday holding a flag urging independence, the first arrest under a sweeping national security law introduced overnight, but the fine print on the man's banner raised questions about his call.

Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under a new "anti-protest" law imposed by Beijing, as crowds marked 23 years since the end of British rule. Police used water cannon, tear gas and pepper spray on demonstrators. Seven officers were injured, including one officer who was stabbed in the

During the protest, Hong Kong Police made the first arrest under the new law -- a man who was holding a black In total, 30 people were arrested under the charges of illegal assembly, violating the national security law, obstruction of police, and possession of offensive weaponry, according to police.

"During the early hours of July 2, a 24-yo man surnamed Wong was arrested at the airport on the suspicion of wounding," police said in a statement.

A police source, requesting anonymity to speak openly, said the man was pulled from Cathay Pacific flight CX251 to London, moments before it was due to leave the departure gate.

"He bought a ticket last minute. He was the only passenger on the flight to have purchased a ticket so late and had no check-in baggage with him," the source told AFP.

The flight was delayed for nearly an hour according to Hong Kong International Airport's record.

Police said seven officers were injured and more than 370 people were arrested on Wednesday. The stabbed officer was attacked as he tried to make an arrest, police said.

Hong Kong police arrest suspect at airport after officer assaulted in security law protests

  Hong Kong police arrest suspect at airport after officer assaulted in security law protests Hong Kong police arrest suspect at airport after officer assaulted in security law protestsHong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday as protesters took to the streets in defiance of the sweeping security legislation introduced by China to snuff out dissent.

Of those arrested , one was a 15-year-old girl who was waving a Hong Kong independence flag. Seven police officers were injured, including at least one who was stabbed , according to the Hong The Hong Kong Bar Association released a statement on Wednesday criticising the law, which was

Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under a new "anti-protest" law imposed by Beijing, as crowds marked 23 years since the end of British rule. Nine people were held accused of violating the law, including a man with a pro-independence flag. More than 300 others were detained at a banned

Three others were injured when a man flying a Hong Kong independence flag rammed his motorbike into a group of officers in a scene that was captured on mobile phone.

Wednesday marked the 23rd anniversary of the city's handover to China. A day earlier, Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the city, outlawing acts of subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces.

Beijing said the law would restore stability after nearly a year of unrest, but instead it sparked the worst street violence in months.

Critics and many Western governments say the law ends Hong Kong's unique political freedoms and its judicial and legislative autonomy.

By Wednesday afternoon, the first arrests under the new law had been made -- mainly for people possessing pro-independence flags and leaflets.

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight -- including showing support for the independence of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Xinjiang and Tibet.

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In Hong Kong, the demonstrators leave their placards blank .
© ISAAC LAWRENCE Protesters brandish white papers in a shopping center in Hong Kong, July 6, 2020 In Hong Kong, the pro-democracy demonstrators began to brandish ostensibly sheets of white paper, after the entry into force in early July of the new law imposed by Beijing on national security. They thus express their fears for freedom of expression in this city where dissenting voices are usually expressed in a loud and colorful manner.

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