Hong Kong democracy activists demand govt releases ‘political prisoners’

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Hong Kong democracy activists referred to as on the federal government on Wednesday to launch “political prisoners,” hours after authorities arrested 53 members of the opposition camp, in a transfer that despatched a chill by way of the worldwide monetary centre.

At a press briefing to deal with the mass arrests of pro-democracy activists in a daybreak sweep, members of the democratic camp stated the arrests have been “shameful” and represented oppression on the precise to vote.

Hong Kong authorities stated on Wednesday the arrests have been associated to an unofficial vote to decide on opposition candidates in metropolis elections was a part of a plan to “overthrow” the federal government.

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