• Hundreds Arrested In Hong Kong As Security Law Takes Effect

Photo: Yonhap News
Photo: Yonhap News
Hong Kong police have arrested nearly 400 people after China's central government imposed a new national security law.

Police in the city said they arrested about 370 people on Wednesday on various charges.

Ten were held accused of violating the new law, including a man with a pro-independence flag and a 15-year-old girl.

Others were detained for possessing other items advocating independence for the semi-autonomous territory.

According to Hong Kong media, thousands of people took to the streets on the 23rd anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Chinese rule to protest the controversial new legislation, which essentially criminalizes dissent against China's ruling Communist Party.

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