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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested again, vows to fight on

HONG KONG: Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Thursday for taking part in a protest at the height of the city’s pro-democracy unrest last year, but he vowed to continue resisting China’s crackdown on dissent.
The arrest of the territory’s most high-profile dissident is the latest in a string of arrests of government critics and comes after China imposed a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong in late June. Wong was arrested for “unlawful assembly” over a 2019 demonstration against a government ban on face masks that was imposed before the coronavirus pandemic, his lawyer said. Later Thursday the European Union criticised the move, saying it was “the latest in a troubling series of arrests of pro-democracy activists since the summer”. Wong, 23, who now faces three separate court cases, said after being bailed that he was also held for violating the “draconian” anti-mask law, which has since been ruled unconstitutional. (AFP)

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