mandag 2. august 2021

Hong Kong artist Anthony Wong accused of breaking law by singing at a pro-democracy rally three years ago

A prominent Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist has been arrested by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog over accusations he broke the law by singing at a political rally three years ago. The arrest of Anthony Wong on Monday is the latest official move against those who had been pushing for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Hong Kong’s independent commission against corruption said Wong performed two songs at the 2018 rally and urged attendees to vote for the pro-democracy candidate Au Nok-hin in a byelection. The watchdog also charged Au, who won the election, in part for publicising the rally on social media and saying that Wong would be performing.

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