Hong Kongers defy China, rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper after owner’s arrest

Hong Kongers rushed to buy pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Tuesday in a show of support for its owner, who was arrested a day earlier as police rounded up critics of China.

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