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Hong Kongers shocked and divided by arrests of pro-democracy leaders

Hong Kong politician Ben Chung (centre) was among the more than 50 pro-democracy leaders arrested on Jan 6, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG - Hong Kongers were shocked and divided after police rounded up more than 50 politicians and activists in a fresh wave of arrests on Wednesday (Jan 6).

Secretary for Security John Lee said "active elements who are suspected to have been involved in the crime of overthrowing or interfering or seriously destroying the Hong Kong government's legal execution of duties" were targeted.

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