Hong Kong’s nationwide safety police on Friday raided the workplace of a college pupil union after pupil leaders final week commemorated a person who killed himself after stabbing a police officer.
Police raided the workplace on the College of Hong Kong and cordoned off the world round it. No college students had been within the workplace on the time.
It was not clear if any arrests had been made.
Police confirmed that they’re investigating the scholar union with co-operation from the college and that they collected proof Friday beneath a search warrant. They didn’t launch any additional particulars.
Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam earlier this week urged the college and police to take motion after pupil leaders handed a movement expressing “deep unhappiness” and appreciating the “sacrifice” of the person who attacked the police officer.
The person, recognized as Leung Kin-fai, was described by police as a “lone wolf” home terrorist who was politically radicalized. On July 1, Leung stabbed a police officer with a knife earlier than turning the weapon on himself.
Leaders of the scholar union later apologized for passing the movement and stepped down from their posts.
College promised to take motion
Regardless of the apology, the college issued a press release saying it now not acknowledged the scholar union and would examine the incident and “take motion in opposition to the scholars involved.”
Beijing imposed a sweeping nationwide safety legislation in Hong Kong final 12 months after months of anti-government protests in 2019 that included violent clashes between student-led protesters and police.
Over 100 pro-democracy activists have been arrested beneath the legislation, which outlaws subversion, secession, terrorism and international collusion to intrude within the metropolis’s affairs.
Critics say the legislation has been used to stifle dissent in Hong Kong and restricts freedoms promised to the previous British colony for 50 years that aren’t discovered on the mainland.