Hong Kong police arrested seven folks Sunday over scuffles that broke out within the metropolis’s legislature throughout a faceoff between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers earlier this 12 months.
The arrested embrace present and former opposition lawmakers, in response to their political events and media studies.
A police assertion stated that six males and one girl had been detained on suspicion of contempt and interfering with legislative members. It didn’t title them.
The assertion stated the arrests are a part of an investigation right into a Might eight committee assembly during which pro-democracy lawmakers rushed towards the chairperson’s seat and safety guards shoved again.
The guards carried out a number of pro-democracy lawmakers, together with Eddie Chu and Ray Chan, after they’d been ordered to depart for disorderly conduct. Each stepped down on Sept. 30.
Chan stated on Twitter that he was arrested at 7 a.m. Sunday, and Hong Kong media stated that Chu had additionally been arrested.
The Democratic Social gathering stated on its Fb web page that three of its legislative members had been arrested together with celebration chairman Wu Chi-wai.
The Might eight incident was the primary in a collection of scuffles over a invoice authorised in June that made it unlawful to insult the Chinese language nationwide anthem.