Chinese authorities arrest Hong Kong protesters during lockdown
On April 20 Hong Kong authorities arrested some of the most prominent anti-China activists. The need to clear the streets to protect public health during the COVID-19 outbreak provided the authorities an opportunity to cripple the protest movement that had spread across the country beginning in mid-2019. Chinese officials in Hong Kong have also called for improved national security education in the city and for the passage of a national security law giving law enforcement and prosecutors greater powers to prevent protests.
Writer: Gerry Shih
Publication: Washington Post