(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong mentioned he was arrested once more Thursday for allegedly taking part in an unauthorized meeting final October.
Wong tweeted that he was arrested when he reported to the semi-autonomous Chinese language territory’s Central Police Station as a part of a bail requirement.
He mentioned he was additionally accused of violating a pre-coronavirus regulation banning the sporting of masks in public locations on the pretext they obscure id.
Wong instructed reporters after leaving the police station that it’s the third case towards him. He vowed to proceed to withstand.
Wong rose to prominence as a pupil chief through the 2014 Umbrella Motion protests for common suffrage, and is amongst a rising variety of activists being charged for numerous comparatively minor offenses since Beijing imposed a sweeping nationwide safety regulation on the territory that has severely restricted political speech.
He performed a low-key function in largely leaderless and typically violent anti-government protests final 12 months that led to Beijing imposing the safety regulation. Nonetheless, with Beijing’s encouragement, Hong Kong authorities have been pursuing costs towards main opposition figures for unlawful meeting and different minor infractions in what some name a marketing campaign to harass and intimidate.