Hong Kong protester arrested with 30 Taiwan flags

Owning, displaying Taiwan flag should not be punishable under new law: Reporter

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/01
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Hong Kong man arrested with bag full of Taiwanese flags (Facebook, YKS Zhi Zun Bo screenshot)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid protests against the introduction of China’s draconian national security law in Hong Kong, police arrested one man carrying 30 Taiwanese flags in his bag, reports said Wednesday (July 1).

The new law faced widespread global condemnation as it was seen as a breach of the 1997 handover agreement promising the residents of the former British colony “One Country, Two Systems” for 50 years.

Protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Wednesday, but by 6 p.m., at least 180 had been arrested, including seven for specific breaches of the national security law.

While several of the detainees reportedly carried banners advocating independence for Hong Kong, one man was led away by police because his bag contained 30 Taiwanese national flags, Liberty Times reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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