More than 3,000 arrested in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests began

More than 3,000 arrested in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests began

It’s been nearly 150 days since the pro-democracy
protests started in Hong Kong,… as thousands of protestors call for political freedom from
Beijing. Local media say scores of people are being
arrested every day, as authorities aim to crack down on protestors. Oh Soo-young reports. More than three-thousand Hong Kong citizens
have been arrested since the pro-democracy protests began in early June. According to local media,… the number of
those arrested hit three-thousand-and-seven as of October 31st, with the daily average
sharply rising after city authorities enforced a mask ban early last month. For the first three months, around 15 people
were taken into custody on a daily basis, but from mid-September,… the average has
grown to 35. This weekend, police made 2-hundred arrests
on Saturday alone,… as protesters took to the streets, holding guerilla-style rallies
across the island. Buildings including China’s official Xinhua
news agency were vandalized by protesters, while armed riot police fired tear gas at
them. Over the past five months,… the protests
have escalated from the initial opposition to an extradition bill that would send criminal
suspects to China,… into a push for greater political freedom from Beijing. China pledged last week to tighten control
over Hong Kong and Macau, particularly when it comes to national security issues and how
the cities’ leaders are selected. On Wednesday, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam
will meet China’s Vice Premier Han Zheng, and all eyes are on whether China will try
to invoke policies to strengthen its control over Hong Kong. Oh Soo-young, Arirang News.

3 Comments on "More than 3,000 arrested in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests began"

  1. Why is Arirang Korea getting impatient? Let the US-sponsored violence and destruction in Hong Kong take its own natural course. In time, in due time, it too shall pass.


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