Hong Kong police on Wednesday detained more than 70 participants in illegal protests. This was reported on Wednesday, July 1, the press service of law enforcement agencies on their Facebook.
Protesters tried to gather in the area of Causeway Bay and Wanchai. Two of the detainees are suspected of violating national security law.
Earlier that day, law enforcement agencies detained the first person for violating the national security law. This is the man who was waving the Hong Kong flag, police said.
The National Security Act came into force June 30 at 23:00 local time. It identifies four types of crimes that are considered a threat to statehood: separatist activity, attempts to undermine state power, terrorist activities, conspiracy with foreign states or forces abroad to threaten national security.