Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested in Hong Kong on unknown charges, according to a statement by his political organisation Demosisto.
The group said Wong was “forcefully pushed into a private minivan on the street” while walking to a subway station at about 7.30am. He was then taken to police headquarters in Wan Chai.
The group did not immediately reveal any further information but said their lawyer was working on the case.
The arrest comes just weeks after Wong was released from prison, where he was serving a two-month prison term for his leading role in the democracy protests in 2014.
Wong has not played as central a role in Hong Kong’s recent summer of protest, which has been largely leaderless and organised via social media, but he is still an important figurehead in the democracy movement.
In a separate incident, Andy Chan, the head of a pro-independence political party was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport, according to Hong Kong Free Press.
Chan told the news outlet he had been detained while attempting to board a flight to Japan. He faces charges of rioting and assaulting a police officer.
More than 800 people have been arrested since protests began in early June against a legislative bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent for trial in mainland China.
Recent arrests have extended from detained at protests to a small group arrested for desecrating China’s national flag.
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