Hong Kong: at least 60 people arrested on China’s national day

Hong Kong: at least 60 people arrested on China’s national day

More than 60 people have been arrested in Hong Kong after small crowds attending protests on China’s national day were met by thousands of police.

Across central business and shopping districts police cordoned off and searched members of the public and the press – separated from the civilian crowds under widely criticised new police powers determining who is considered authorised media.

At least 60 people were arrested in Causeway Bay, accused of participating in an unauthorised assembly, the police force said.

A 23-year-old man was also arrested for possessing an offensive weapon, and a 35-year-old was arrested for vehicle registration offences and for possessing masks and stickers with pro-independence slogans.