HONG KONG - Hong Kong police said Wednesday they have made the first arrest under a new sweeping national security law that went into force late Tuesday.
The police arrested a man for allegedly holding a flag advocating the territory's independence in violation of the law, they said on Twitter, with photos purportedly showing the flag spread on the floor.
China enacts national security law for Hong Kong, freedoms in crisis
#BREAKING: A man was arrested for holding a #HKIndependence flag in #CausewayBay, Hong Kong, violating the #NationalSecurityLaw. This is the first arrest made since the law has come into force. pic.twitter.com/C0ezm3SGDm— Hong Kong Police Force (@hkpoliceforce) July 1, 2020