Hong Kong police have arrested nine people, including six secondary school students, on suspicion of terrorist activities, the latest to be targeted under a sweeping national security law.
Six secondary school children were among nine Hong Kongers arrested on terror charges for allegedly trying to manufacture a powerful explosive, police announced Tuesday.
Five males and four females aged between 15 and 39 were arrested Monday on suspicion of “conspiracy to use explosives for terrorist activities”, police said.
Police said the nine people belonged to a pro-independence group that called itself “Returning Valiant”.
Those arrested included six teenage students and three adults who worked at a local university, a secondary school, and as a driver.