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Dozens of anti-government protesters detained in Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong detained dozens of anti-government protesters as hundreds defied

Hong Kong

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Jun 2020 10:54 AM GMT

Police in Hong Kong detained dozens of anti-government protesters as hundreds defied a health ban against large gatherings across the city to mark the June 12 anniversary of the first major clashes that launched last years social unrest, it was reported on Saturday. Ignoring social-distancing rules imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrators hit the streets on Friday night despite police warning they risked arrest for unauthorised assembly and could face five years in jail, reports the South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper. The protesters sang the anthem of the protest movement, "Glory to Hong Kong", and chanted slogans. As of Saturday morning, the police said that 43 people – 28 men and 15 women – had been arrested over offences such as wounding, taking part in an unauthorised assembly, misconduct in a public place and possession of offensive weapons. (IANS)

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