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Hong Kong police seize M&M's as national security threat

Force alleges activists 'incited subversion' in distributing goods to prisoners

Police on Sept. 20 seized around 40 cartons and plastic storage boxes containing M&M's, crackers, wet wipes, baby powder and other products that had been warehoused for distribution to prisoners.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police on Monday arrested three activists for allegedly attempting to incite subversion through distributing M&M's chocolates and other daily goods to prisoners.

Steve Li, senior superintendent of the police national security bureau, told reporters the trio aimed at fomenting "war" or "revolution" against the governments of Hong Kong and China.

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