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Joshua Wong (photo) was arrested Friday and & # 39; pushed into a car & # 39; for a new weekend of protests in Hong Kong

Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong receives bail after being pushed into a car & # 39; and has been arrested on the eve of more anti-China protests

  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested Friday prior to weekend protests
  • Wong served five weeks in prison for contempt of the court and was released in June
  • Unrest in Hong Kong started in mid-June about a now extradition law suspended
  • Wong is one of three pro-democracy leaders who were arrested yesterday and today
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Democracy activist Joshua Wong from Hong Kong has been bailed after he was arrested and accused of inciting people earlier today.

The 22-year-old activist was arrested alongside Agnes Chow, a core member of a pro-democracy group he founded, prior to another weekend of planned demonstrations in the Chinese government-ruled city.

Hong Kong, a former British colony, is struggling with the biggest political crisis since the transfer to Beijing in 1997.

Wong is the face of Hong Kong & # 39; s pursuit of full democracy during protests in 2014 that paralyzed parts of the city for 79 days.

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He is also the Secretary General of Demosisto, a pro-democracy party that he founded in 2016.

He was arrested and pushed into a car after he was released from prison only two months ago. He was released in June after a period of five weeks due to contempt for the court.

Joshua Wong (photo) was arrested Friday and & # 39; pushed into a car & # 39; for a new weekend of protests in Hong Kong

Joshua Wong (photo) was arrested Friday and & # 39; pushed into a car & # 39; for a new weekend of protests in Hong Kong

& # 39; He was suddenly pushed into the street in a private car & # 39 ;, said Wong political party Demosisto, who argues for more democracy in Hong Kong, on her official Twitter account.

& # 39; He has now been escorted to police headquarters in Wan Chai, & # 39; said it, adding that his lawyers were working on the case.

Agnes Chow, 22, another prominent activist was arrested alongside Wong and faced the same indictment.

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The unrest in Hong Kong escalated in mid-June over a now suspended extradition law that could send people to mainland China for a trial in Communist Party controlled courts.

Wong was released from prison after five weeks in prison for contempt for the court (photo Wong arrested for climbing a statue in Hong Kong in 2017)

Wong was released from prison after five weeks in prison for contempt for the court (photo Wong arrested for climbing a statue in Hong Kong in 2017)

Wong was released from prison after five weeks in prison for contempt for the court (photo Wong arrested for climbing a statue in Hong Kong in 2017)

It has since evolved to call for more democracy according to the formula & # 39; one country, two systems & # 39 ;, which guarantees freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland, including an independent judiciary.

China brought new troops to Hong Kong on Thursday and described it as a routine rotation of the garrison.

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Chinese state media stressed that the troop movement was routine, and Asian and Western diplomats who had seen the troops of the People & # 39; s Liberation Army (PLA) in the former British colony had expected this.

The unrest in Hong Kong escalated in mid-June over a now suspended extradition law allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial in communist-controlled courts (pictured Joshua Wong surrounded by riot police after March in July 2019)

Unrest in Hong Kong escalated in mid-June over a now suspended extradition law allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial in communist-controlled courts (photo Joshua Wong surrounded by riot police after March in July 2019)

Unrest in Hong Kong escalated in mid-June over a now suspended extradition law allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial in communist-controlled courts (photo Joshua Wong surrounded by riot police after March in July 2019)

Chinese soldiers stationed in Hong Kong are not just for symbolic purposes and they will & # 39; have no reason to sit on their hands & # 39; if the situation in the city worsens, an editorial said in the China Daily newspaper on Friday.

The police refused permission for a pro-democracy march on Saturday, but the organizers have appealed.

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The protest would last five years since Beijing excluded universal suffrage for Hong Kong and comes when Hong Kong faces its first recession in a decade, with all its pillars of growth under stress.

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