Hong Kong Arrests Activists Before Anniversary

Austin Ramzy and Ezra Cheung in the New York Times –

The police in Hong Kong on Friday arrested pro-democracy lawmakers and prominent activists and blocked plans for a march on Saturday, a sensitive political anniversary, as the authorities intensified their crackdown on an opposition movement that has shaken the semiautonomous Chinese city for months.

In addition to the arrests, Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said the government was considering whether there were other measures the city could take to establish order; China sent in fresh troops to the territory; and the authorities denied permission for what was widely expected to be a well-attended demonstration.


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