A Hong Kong protester has been arrested on suspicion of strangling police



Hong Kong police have arrested a man on his way to London on Thursday morning on suspicion of stabbing a police officer in protest of new security law in the semi-autonomous China region.


Approximately 370 people were arrested during and after Wednesday's protests against China's law to curb activity around anti-government protests since June last year. Ten of them were arrested on suspicion of violating the new security law, some of them contradicting Hong Kong's independence.

The law went into effect Tuesday and has intervened in city affairs with separatist, destructive and terrorist acts as well as foreign affairs.

This has raised concerns with former colonial rulers of Hong Kong, Britain, and other governments. Critics say the law effectively abolishes the "one country, two systems" framework that promised the city a high degree of autonomy when it returned to British rule in 1997.

A police officer posted a photo of himself bleeding from his hand Wednesday, claiming that he was stabbed to death during the protests and that the accused fled.

According to a police officer, the 24-year-old teenager, whose surname Wong was arrested on a Cathay Pacific flight aboard London, spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the arrest.

Wong bought the ticket on Wednesday and boarded the plane without check-in luggage, the official said. He did not respond to the flight attendants who named him and he was not in the assigned seat. After the plane was sweeping, the police identified it.

Local media reported that he was arrested after the relative planned his trip to the police.

Britain announced Wednesday that it is extending residency rights to Hong Kong's 3 million eligible for a British National Overseas Passport, defending its historic duty to the former British colony. Yukito they are entitled to under five years. Can live, work, apply for a predetermined position, and then re-apply for citizenship.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government was considering a similar move Thursday, and Taiwan has opened an office to help those visiting Hong Kong for employment and other benefits.

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