Report: 11 arrested in Hong Kong over helping activists flee

Hong Kong police arrested 11 people on Thursday on suspicion of helping a group of pro-democracy activists who tried to flee for Taiwan in August, the South China Morning Post reported. The 11 included 72-year-old Democratic Party councillor Wong Kwok-tung, who announced his arrest on social media. The latest arrests by police enforcing the new national security law were on suspicion of helping 12 Hong Kong residents to flee Hong Kong for Taiwan by speedboat. They were captured by Chinese maritime police and taken to Shenzhen, a mainland city next to the semi-autonomous region. One British adv…

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