Democratic Party vice chair Lo Kin-hei arrested

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Democratic Party says police arrested its vice-chairman in the  morning today in relation to events that took place outside the Polytechnic University on November 18, RTHK reports.
The party said in a Facebook post that Lo Kin-hei, who is also the chair of the Southern District Council, was arrested at 6:30 am.
The post called the police action "politically-motivated" and groundless".
Lo, together with several dozen people, was arrested in November near Energy Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui, more than 500 metres away from the Polytechnic University.
Lo had said he was helping residents at the plaza at the time when riot police charged in and arrested people en masse.
Police had started laying siege to the university the day before, after violent clashes broke out between protesters there and the police.