Hong Kong police arrest dozens at unauthorized protest against China

Hundreds of Hong Kong residents defied a heavy police presence on Thursday to protest on China’s National Day, an annual day of action for some to air grievances against Beijing’s rule of the former British colony.Hong Kong police reported that 69 people were detained as of 6 pm (1000 GMT), according to a statement released on social media, the vast majority accused of unauthorized assembly.If found guilty the protesters could face up to five years in prison under Hong Kong’s public order laws.Police earlier denied a request by the Civil Human Rights Front, an umbrella group of civic society o…

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