Yesterday, Hong Kong police arrested five people on sedition charges. They are accused of inciting hatred against the city’s government by publishing certain children’s books, news agency Reuters reported. According to the report, police stated that in one of the books, wolves attacked a village while the sheep living there defended themselves. This story was linked to protests against the government, authorities had claimed. The five individuals, aged between 25 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to publish seditious material. The charge is based on a colonial-era law.
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