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Hong Kong's national security law creates new era of repression

Arrested while campaigning, I saw protesters' bravery in face of Beijing's sweeping powers

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A man is detained by riot police on July 1: young people know what they were getting themselves into and what the future may hold.   © Reuters

Raymond Chan is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong representing the New Territories East constituency.

On July 1 2020, the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, I was arrested while campaigning on a busy street and sent to North Point Police Station. As busloads of arrestees arrived, the holding cells quickly ran out of space.

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