Tong Jian

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First arrested protester under new law gets bail denied
Hong Kong Protest. May 24, 2020
Hong Kong Protest. May 24, 2020 Credit: Joseph Chan

After being arrested for knocking over multiple police officers at the pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong last Wednesday, Tong Ying-kit has been denied to get out of jail on bail. The Hong Kong court referenced Article 42 of the new national security law in denying bail, claiming that the protester could continue to endanger national security. Tong Ying-kit had previously protested with a "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times" banner and then drove a motorbike into police officers.