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Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested over banned rally

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai and two others took part in illegal march in August

HONG KONG -- Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, the owner of one of Hong Kong's biggest-selling newspapers, Apple Daily, was arrested on Friday morning for illegal assembly and intimidating a journalist.

Police officers from the crime unit arrived at Lai's residence around 7:30 a.m. and took him to Kowloon City Police Station, according to the Apple Daily. Two other veteran pro-democracy politicians, former lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan and Yeung Sum, former chairman of the Democratic Party, also were arrested on Friday.

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