Hong Kong police have detained 47 pro-democracy activists, accusing them of undermining national security laws introduced by China last year.
- The group was charged over their involvement in unofficial election primaries
- Many of the people in the group had already been arrested over their involvement in the primaries
- It was the largest mass arrest since Beijing introduced national security laws last year
The activists were formally charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the city’s national security law, in the largest mass charge against the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s opposition camp since the legislation came into effect.
The former politicians and democracy advocates had been previously arrested in a sweeping…