July 30, 2020

Hong Kong police help #HKIndependence trend on Twitter

Hong Kong (AFP) – As China moves to intimidate and punish anyone who voices support for Hong Kong independence, an unlikely source has inadvertently ignited a Twitter trending hashtag advocating just that –- the city’s police force.To the amusement of pro-democracy supporters online, Hong Kong police used #HKIndependence in a tweet on Wednesday night announcing the arrest of four students for online posts deemed a threat to China’s national security.”They were suspected of secession by advocating #HKIndependence. Investigation is underway,” the overnight tweet to the force’s 84,000 followers r…

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