30 Aug 2019

Hong Kong: Police crackdown on protest activists

Europe Editor and Presenter

In Hong Kong, several pro-democracy activists have been arrested following thirteen weeks of protests over the way China exerts its control over the former British colony.

The apparent police crack-down comes ahead of a large planned demonstration tomorrow – which has not been sanctioned by the Hong Kong government.

Joshua Wong, the leader of the Umbrella Revolution protests five years ago, is amongst those arrested. He faces charges of organising an illegal protest.