When hundreds of police were sent to arrest the media tycoon Jimmy Lai there was an international outcry.
The Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy campaigner has now been released on bail.
He has warned young protesters they will need to be “more cautious” following China’s introduction of a new national security law, which many fear will be used for a significant crackdown on democracy campaigners and media owners.
71-year-old Jimmy Lai, who owns Apple Daily, one of Hong Kong’s most-read newspapers, was arrested under the new law on Monday over several allegations including collusion with foreign forces, all of which he dismissed as bogus.
He said the arrest was a violation of Hong Kong’s wide-ranging freedoms.
I spoke to Mr Lai earlier, and I asked him – whether he had deliberately provoked a reaction from China.