Hong Kong police makes first arrest under new national security law


Posted at Jul 01 2020 01:35 PM | Updated as of Jul 01 2020 02:06 PM

Buildings are seen above Hong Kong and Chinese flags, as pro-China supporters celebration after China's parliament passes national security law for Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, China June 30, 2020. Tyrone Siu, Reuters

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police said on Wednesday they arrested a man holding a flag advocating for independence, the first arrest under a sweeping national security law Beijing introduced overnight.

Pictures posted by police on Twitter showed the flag lying on the sidewalk in front of a man wearing a black T-shirt with "Free Hong Kong" written on it. 

More details to follow.