Hong Kong police have already made their first arrest under the new national security law by arresting a protester for carrying a flag calling for Hong Kong independence.
THE man was intercepted by police and was arrested after police had issued multiple warnings to the crowd warning that they might be in violation of the national security law, which took effect Tuesday at 11pm. (15.00 GMT).
New national security law
Hong Kong woke up to a new reality today, after China’s central government imposed a sweeping national security law late the night before that critics say has stripped the city of its autonomy and precious civil and social freedoms, and cements Beijing’s authoritarian rule over the territory.