Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong says he has been arrested once more for allegedly taking part in an unauthorized meeting final October
HONG KONG — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong mentioned he was arrested once more Thursday for allegedly taking part in an unauthorized meeting final October.
Wong tweeted that he was arrested when he reported to the semi-autonomous Chinese language territory’s Central Police Station as a part of a bail requirement.
He mentioned he was additionally accused of violating a pre-coronavirus legislation banning the carrying of masks in public locations on the pretext they obscure identification.
Wong informed reporters after leaving the police station that it’s the third case in opposition to him. He vowed to proceed to withstand.
Wong rose to prominence as a scholar chief throughout the 2014 Umbrella Motion protests for common suffrage, and is amongst a rising variety of activists being charged for varied comparatively minor offenses since Beijing imposed a sweeping nationwide safety legislation on the territory that has severely restricted political speech.
He performed a low-key function in largely leaderless and generally violent anti-government protests final 12 months that led to Beijing imposing the safety legislation. Nevertheless, with Beijing’s encouragement, Hong Kong authorities have been pursuing costs in opposition to main opposition figures for unlawful meeting and different minor infractions in what some name a marketing campaign to harass and intimidate.