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Hundreds Arrested at Protest to Mark Date of Hong Kong’s Delayed Legislative Election

By Kyodo News 7 September 2020

HONG KONG—People in Hong Kong staged protests Sunday on what would have been an election day for the territory’s legislature before it was delayed by a year, with police arresting at least 289 of them for unlawful assembly or on other grounds.

Police said one woman was also arrested on suspicion of violating the contentious national security law by chanting a slogan advocating Hong Kong independence.

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