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Hong Kong police track down and arrest man over China anthem snub

40-year-old reporter accused of disrespect at Olympics viewing party

Police raise the Chinese national flag and the Hong Kong flag at an event in the territory marking National Security Education Day on April 15.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- A viewing party for an Olympic event that produced Hong Kong's first gold medal in a quarter century has led to the arrest of a man accused of disrespecting China's national anthem.

The territory's police said Friday evening a 40-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of violating the national anthem law, based on a video from Monday night, when he was watching local fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long win the men's foil competition in Tokyo.

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