‘ Police Reportedly Arrested 511 People Holding a Sit-In After Thousands Marched for Democracy ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG (Beijing) – July 02 – Police have reportedly arrested 511 people holding a sit-in a day after tens of thousands in Hong Kong joined a massive march to push for Democracy.

Beijing warned recently it holds the ultimate authority over the former British colony, although a mini-constitution gives the city a high degree of autonomy until 2047, AP said.

Police said 511 people were arrested Wednesday for unlawful assembly and preventing police from carrying out their duties.

About 98,600 people joined Tuesday’s rally at its peak, police said, while organizers insist 510,000 turned out, the highest estimates in a decade.

AP – Reuters – RT – AFP – Hong Kong News


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