Hong Kong protests: pro-democracy leaders arrested in crackdown – live | World news
Hello, welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of breaking news out of Hong Kong.
This morning, Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Andy Chan, key pro-democracy leaders, were arrested.
According to a statement by his political organisation Demosisto, 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.
Later, it was reported that another Demosisto member, Agnes Chow, was also arrested at around the same time, though it is not known what charge she is facing.
Separately, Andy Chan, the head of a pro-independence political party, was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport attempting to board a flight to Japan, according to Hong Kong Free Press. He faces charges of rioting and assaulting a police officer.
There are fears that the two arrests of three prominent pro-democracy figures on the same day indicates a crackdown from China could be forthcoming, after weeks of protests and growing tension.
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