Democracy Protests – Hong Kong Top Activists Arrested Before Planned Mass Protests Just Like Nigerian Activist Omoyele Sowore

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Activists Ahead of 13th Weekend of Mass Protests

Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Andy Chan among those taken into custody

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Updated Aug. 30, 2019 1:36 am ET

HONG KONG—Police arrested three prominent opposition activists as authorities cracked down on dissent ahead of an anticipated 13th weekend of protests in the city, a move that could give new energy to the movement.

Joshua Wong, a leading pro-democracy campaigner who is secretary-general of the youth political group Demosisto, was taken into custody Friday morning on his way to a subway station near his home, Demosisto said. Police pushed 22-year-old Mr. Wong into a private car on the street and he was

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