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Hong Kong's Agnes Chow and Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

Eight others also detained without bail in sweeping police action against activists

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy advocate Agnes Chow and media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday in the first high-profile action under the new national security law imposed on the city by Beijing on June 30.

The detention of two prominent activists bookended a day of sweeping police operations that also included the arrests of eight other people on suspicion of endangering national security by colluding with foreign forces, money laundering and conspiracy of fraud.

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