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7 Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers detained or face arrest

Protesters offering prayers at the car park where Alex Chow was found unconscious. AP Kin Cheung

Protesters offering prayers at the car park where Alex Chow was found unconscious. AP Kin Cheung  

A police statement said one of the lawmakers was charged on Saturday. All of them will appear in court on Monday.

Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers have either been detained or face arrest Saturday, in a move expected to escalate public fury during months of unrest.

A police statement said one of the lawmakers was charged Saturday. All of them will appear in court on Monday.

Lawmakers told a news conference their colleagues are expected to be charged with obstructing the local assembly during a raucous May 11 meeting over a now-shelved China extradition bill that sparked five months of protests calling for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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