1 July 2020 – China arrests in Hong Kong – UK to offer path to citizenship

Politics Religion and Family

U.K. offers Hong Kong residents path to citizenship as arrests made under new security law

Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law as thousands protest

“The law is a birthday gift to (Hong Kong) and will show its precious value in the future,” Chinese official Zhang Xiaoming said.

By Ed Flanagan, Justin Solomon and Adela Suliman

HONG KONG — Police in Hong Kong made more than 300 arrests at pro-democracy protests Wednesday, including the first made under a new national security law, less than 24 hours after it was passed by mainland China.

Amid dramatic scenes, thousands of protesters took to the streets on the 23rd anniversary of the territory’s handover from the U.K. to China.

At least 10 people were arrested under the new law, police said, which came into…

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