The campaigner was bundled into a van while walking along street, says protest group as pro-independence politician Andy Chan also detained
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested in Hong Kong on unknown charges, according to a statement by his political organisation Demosisto.
The group said Wong was “forcefully pushed into a private minivan on the street” while walking to a subway station at about 7.30am. He was then taken to police headquarters in Wan Chai.
The group did not immediately reveal any further information but said their lawyer was working on the case.
LOS ANGELES – … The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday on the corner of Western and Lexington avenues. A group of people ordered food from a taco truck on the corner and put their plates on the hood of a black Ford Mustang, one of the car’s passengers told KTLA on Monday.
The car was parked in a crowded lot, and a couple of vehicles were blocked in, according to the man, who asked to remain anonymous.
As the group ate, a woman began screaming at them, ordering them to move the Mustang so she could get her Mercedes-Benz, which was blocked in by their vehicle, according to the man.
Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Hundreds of protesters shut down streets and wielded slingshots, poles, iron bars, and bricks in the fight with police that bloomed after a planned march against the government-installed “smart lampposts” that sparked concerns over state surveillance.
Police fired pepper spray and tear gas, breaking a 10-day streak of no tear gas and adding to the 1,800 canisters police said they have fired in the clashes since the movement’s actions first emerged in June.
Hong Kong’s brief respite from violence has come to an end, with police firing tear gas at demonstrators as the city’s protests enter their 12th weekend. CNN’s Andrew Stevens reports.
Thousands of protesters have formed a human chain across Hong Kong on the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, when about two million people created a chain across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to protest against Soviet occupation