Hong Kong National Security Police arrest two men, days ahead of handover anniversary celebrations

The Hong Kong Police Department of National Security arrested two men in Cheung Sha Wan and Chai Wan on Saturday under the colonial-era sedition law.

Items seized during arrests. Photo: GovHK.

The residences of the 31- and 53-year-old men were raided, police said: ‘Some electronic communication devices which were used to post riotous messages, a computer, military knives and a fake firearm were seized’ , said a spokesperson. in a report.

Police said the men were suspected of “doing an act or acts with seditious intent”, possessing an imitation firearm, an offensive weapon and “possession of unlicensed radio communication devices “.

The arrests come days before Chinese leader Xi Jinping is to swear in chief-elect John Lee amid tight security and media restrictions.

Barricades have been erected around the Wanchai Exhibition Center, where the inauguration of the management will take place on July 1. Photo: supplied.

Both men are being held by the police.

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Tom is editor and founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He holds a BA in Communications and New Media from the University of Leeds and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Al-Jazeera and others.

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