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BBC Chinese: Key Hong Kong Freedom Movement Leaders Detained

BBC Chinese recently reported that Hong Kong police just detained Hong Kong Next Digital Group founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, former HK Legislative Council Member and former Democratic Party Chairman Yeung Sum, as well as Lee Cheuk-yan, who is a former HK Legislative Council Member and current General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. The Hong Kong government accused them of participating in an unauthorized gathering. Both Lee and Yeung said to the media that they were mentally prepared for the arrest and that the people of Hong Kong have the right to demonstrate, which does not need police approval. Lee also pointed out that there were a large number of people in the demonstrations. It is hard to understand why he was singled out. The Police claimed there was no political intent behind these arrests. All three gentlemen are currently on bail, pending court hearings in May. None of them were the initiators of the freedom demonstrations.

Source: BBC Chinese, February 28, 2020