The first person has been arrested for holding a flag of independence from China.
At midnight local time came China’s new contentious Hong Kong Security Act in force.
Before 8 am Danish time, Hong Kong police announced on Twitter that the first person had been arrested under the law.
The person held a flag with the text “Hong Kong independence”.
Didn’t read the law
The Security Act applied before the citizens of Hong Kong had the opportunity to insert the full text of the law.
Even Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, had to admit yesterday that she had not read the law, which she had otherwise just given her full support.
#BREAKING: A man was arrested for holding a #HKIndependence flag in #CausewayBay, Hong Kong, violating the #NationalSecurityLaw. This is the first arrest made since the law has come into force. pic.twitter.com/C0ezm3SGDm
— Hong Kong Police Force (@hkpoliceforce) July 1, 2020