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At least 90 detainees in the Hong Kong protests coincided with the first election date

September 6, 2020

At least 90 people were arrested during protests in Hong Kong that Sunday, which coincided with the day the local elections should have been held and postponed by the Carrie Lam administration, alluding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Police had already warned of widespread use across the city, indicating that they would use anti-riot equipment against those who refused to break up the concentrations, understanding that they were against public order violated and posed a public health risk due to the COVID pandemic -19.

Hundreds of people have ignored warnings to focus on this Sunday, which ultimately led to at least 90 arrests, including activists Figo Chan and Leung Kwok Hung.

At least 90 detainees in the Hong Kong protests coincided with the first election dateAt least 90 detainees in the Hong Kong protests coincided with the first election date

In addition to postponing the elections, the demonstrators protested against the Beijing-sponsored national security law. They have also called for the release of 12 activists who were recently arrested while trying to reach Taiwan by boat.

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