Hong Kong detains dozens of pro-democracy activists for violating new national security law

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong detains dozens of pro-democracy activists for violating new national security law” – below is their description.

    Forty-seven Hong Kong democrats and activists were charged on Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion, in the largest single crackdown on the democratic opposition under a China-imposed national security law.

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