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Hong Kong protests

4 Hong Kong youths arrested under new security law

Pro-independence activist Tony Chung among those detained

Independence activist Tony Chung, seen here on a street in Hong Kong on January 8, 2019.   © Reuters

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police have made their first major arrests under a new national security law, detaining four young people Wednesday on suspicion of inciting secession.

Three males and one female, aged 16 to 21, were arrested at three locations, a police official said at an 11 p.m. news conference. All are believed to be students.

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