Hong Kong pollster raided by police amid security law crackdown

Hong Kong pollster raided by police amid security law crackdown

  • Police say independent pollster may have been hacked but there are fears of link to pro-democracy opposition’s primary election

Hong Kong police have searched the office of an independent political pollster days after Beijing imposed sweeping national security legislation on the former British colony.

The raid came ahead of weekend primary elections for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition, for which pollster Robert Chung’s Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute is a co-organiser.

Chung said authorities arrived at his office and he “negotiated” with police to try to understand the basis for their search warrant. He said police copied some information from computers.