US and EU Officials Speak Out Against Arrests of Hong Kong Activists

Posted on AllSides September 9th, 2019
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U.S. and European officials have expressed alarm upon learning of the arrests of several Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, lawmakers, and a local official on Aug. 30 in the lead-up to an anticipated mass protest this weekend.

On Aug. 30, at least eight were arrested on charges related to recent protests against an extradition bill that would allow the Chinese regime to transfer individuals to be trialed in mainland China.

Many feared that the proposal would erode Hong Kong’s autonomy, which was guaranteed when the territory reverted from British to Chinese...

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