Hong Kong police raid college scholar union workplace
Raid comes after scholar union members’ movement to acknowledge man who attacked police officer
Hong Kong’s nationwide safety police on Friday raided the workplace of a college scholar union after scholar leaders final week commemorated a person who killed himself after stabbing a police officer.
Police raided the workplace on the College of Hong Kong and cordoned off the world round it. No college students have been within the workplace on the time.
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It was not clear if any arrests have been made.
Police confirmed that they’re investigating the coed union with co-operation from the college and that they collected proof Friday beneath a search warrant. They didn’t launch any additional particulars.
Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam earlier this week urged the college and police to take motion after scholar leaders handed a movement expressing “deep unhappiness” and appreciating the “sacrifice” of the person who attacked the police officer.
The person, recognized as Leung Kin-fai, was described by police as a “lone wolf” home terrorist who was politically radicalized. On July 1, Leung stabbed a police officer with a knife earlier than turning the weapon on himself.
Leaders of the coed union later apologized for passing the movement and stepped down from their posts.
College promised to take motion
Regardless of the apology, the college issued a press release saying it not acknowledged the coed union and would examine the incident and “take motion towards the scholars involved.”
Beijing imposed a sweeping nationwide safety regulation in Hong Kong final yr after months of anti-government protests in 2019 that included violent clashes between student-led protesters and police.
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Over 100 pro-democracy activists have been arrested beneath the regulation, which outlaws subversion, secession, terrorism and international collusion to intervene within the metropolis’s affairs.
Critics say the regulation has been used to stifle dissent in Hong Kong and restricts freedoms promised to the previous British colony for 50 years that aren’t discovered on the mainland.