Hong Kong Protestor Denied Bail Under New China Security Law

Tong Ying-Kit, a 23-year-old Hong Kong protestor has been charged under the new Chinese security law and denied bail by a Chinese-controlled Hong Kong court due to a new national security law introduced by the Chinese government on July 1st.

The man was seen carrying a sign with the slogan “Liberate Hong Kong” and allegedly drove his motorcycle into police officers which led to his arrest. The new security law views the slogan as encouraging separatism or subversion, further worrying citizens of the city on the topic of free speech. Over 300 protestors were arrested by police the day the law was introduced; Tong Ying-Kit will remain in custody until his next court date on October 6th.

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