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Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong arrested for singing at rally

Performance at 2018 election event labeled as illegal voter 'entertainment'

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong pop singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming was arrested on Monday as local authorities continue their crackdown on opposition figures.

Officers from the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) arrested Wong in relation to his performance at a by-election campaign rally on March 3, 2018, with the agency saying his singing of two songs at the event on behalf of candidate Au Nok-hin violated an ordinance barring anyone from providing food, drink or entertainment to influence voters.

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