Two Democratic Party lawmakers have been arrested in connection to last year’s pro-democracy protests.
Lam Cheuk-ting was arrested at around 6am on Wednesday on suspicion of rioting during the Yuen Long mob attack last July, as well as conspiring with other persons to destroy or damage property and perverting the course of justice last July 6, according to his official Facebook page. Lam was reportedly taken to Sha Tin police station.
Local media cited sources as saying that 16 people were arrested in the operation overall. 13 of the arrests were reportedly linked to the Yuen Long MTR incident where over 100 rod-wielding men indiscriminately attacked passengers, journalists and protesters.
Another lawmaker from the party, Ted Hui, was also arrested on Wednesday morning and taken to Western Police Station in connection to the July 6 “Reclaim Tuen Mun Park” protest. Demonstrators were rallying against performers accused of causing a disturbance in the neighbourhood. The scene escalated later in the evening as hundreds gathered outside the local police station with officers deploying pepper spray.