Owning, displaying Taiwan flag should not be punishable under new law: Reporter
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
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]