Published:  04:04 AM, 12 August 2020

Apple Daily: HK newspaper defiant after crackdown


Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper has vowed to "fight on" after the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a controversial security law imposed by Beijing.In extraordinary scenes streamed by the paper on Monday a handcuffed Mr Lai was led through his newsroom as nearly 200 police officers raided the building.

The pro-democracy activist was among 10 people arrested on charges including colluding with foreign forces.The move sparked global condemnation of the escalating crackdown on dissent.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China had "eviscerated Hong Kong's freedoms".

On Tuesday, Apple Daily's front page showed an image of Mr Lai in handcuffs with the headline: "Apple Daily must fight on."In some parts of the city Hong Kongers were seen queuing for a copy as early as 02:30 as vendors reported selling out of the popular tabloid founded by Mr Lai.


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