Hong Kong pro-democracy leader arrested

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to protesters near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Political organization Demosisto said Friday that Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested in Hong Kong earlier today on unknown charges.

“Wong was forcefully pushed into a private minivan on the street,” the group said as the activists were walking to a subway station at about 7.30 a.m. He was reportedly taken to police headquarters in Wan Chai.

The group did not immediately reveal any further information but said their lawyer is in contact with Hong Kong authorities.