After hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong opposed to the postponement of the local legislative election, at least 290 people were arrested by police on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.
The riot officers swooped in on pro-democracy protesters with rounds of pepper balls after the protesters had taken to the streets. They were demonstrate against a new national security law imposed by China and the postponement of the legislative poll in the Asian financial hub in Hong Kong.
Police also said that a woman was arrested in the Kowloon district of Yau Ma Tei, on charges of assault and spreading pro-independence slogans. And also 289 people were arrested, mostly for unlawful assembly.
The police department said on its Facebook page that slogans are illegal under a newly enacted national security law.
As information, the anti-government protests have been held in Hong Kong almost every weekend since June 2019. They opposition to a proposed extradition law as criticism of Beijing’s efforts to tighten control over the city.