UPDATED 7:57 AM PT — Monday, September 9, 2019
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is released from police custody after being arrested for allegedly breaching conditions of his bail. According to reports Monday, Wong was arrested on Sunday just before his planned trip to Germany and the U.S. to give interviews and speeches.
After a court appearance Monday, the 22-year-old activist told reporters he believes his detention was a result of the chaos of the massive rallies on Sunday.
“So, unfortunately with the political prosecution, no one would (believe) it would happen, but with the chaos that happened yesterday…I’ve been detained for 24 hours, and I urge international communities to realize the political prosecution just results in white terror and becomes a common norm,” said Wong.
5/ Leaving with bated breath, I also realise things grow tougher under ongoing political prosecution. The city is rife with White Terror, citywide prosecution, and now even unreasonable bans on departure. Challenges pile up for HK’s freedom fighters to call for int’l support.
— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) September 9, 2019
This comes after Wong was arrested last month on charges of inciting and participating in an unlawful assembly. The Hong Kong activist also stated he had previously been cleared to travel oversees as part of his bail terms, and he thinks he was detained as a result of a processing issue.