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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Hong Kong Activist Arrested After Seeking Asylum at US Consulate

Authorities have detained Tony Chung, a Hong Kong activist, while he was attempting to seek asylum at the US consulate.

Authorities have detained Tony Chung, a Hong Kong activist, while he was attempting to seek asylum at the US consulate.

William Chan and Yanni Ho, two members of Chung’s activism group that is now disbanded, were also arrested later on Tuesday.

The South China Morning Post reported that Chung was taken away by two men while he was at a coffee shop.

According to local media, Chung is currently being held at a central station.

“Being in prison is surely not as dreadful as the wait,” Chung said. “I am awaiting my fate like a prisoner. Everything feels so different in Hong Kong now. It’s unimaginable that we have political prisoners in this international metropolis. And we don’t know what is going to happen next.”

Chung is also awaiting trial for another case as he allegedly desecrated the national flag. 

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