Prominent Activists Arrested in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, left, and Agnes Chow, are escorted in a police van at a district court in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Hong Kong police arrested well-known activist Wong and Chow, another core member of a pro-democracy group, Friday, and authorities denied permission for a major march in what appears to a harder line on this summer’s protests.
Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, left, and Agnes Chow, are escorted in a police van at a district court in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Hong Kong police arrested well-known activist Wong and Chow, another core member of a pro-democracy group, Friday, and authorities denied permission for a major march in what appears to a harder line on this summer's protests. Kin Cheung / AP Photo
Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, left, and Agnes Chow, are escorted in a police van at a district court in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Hong Kong police arrested well-known activist Wong and Chow, another core member of a pro-democracy group, Friday, and authorities denied permission for a major march in what appears to a harder line on this summer’s protests.
Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, left, and Agnes Chow, are escorted in a police van at a district court in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Hong Kong police arrested well-known activist Wong and Chow, another core member of a pro-democracy group, Friday, and authorities denied permission for a major march in what appears to a harder line on this summer's protests. Kin Cheung / AP Photo

Prominent Activists Arrested in Hong Kong

Prominent pro-independence and pro-democracy activists including the secretary-general of Demosistos Joshua Wong were arrested in Hong Kong over the past day as several month-old protests against the controversial Extradition Bill continue. Wong was since released on bail. Chinese troops also rotated into Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, sparking fears that a military crackdown on the protests is brewing. We’ll unpack the latest developments with Justin Tse, an expert on the social movements of Cantonese-speakers in China and the Diaspora.. He is lead editor of the book Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement.