Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested on charges of illegal assembly

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Lai, who was arrested with two other activists and later released on bail, has been a major financial patron of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement

Hong Kong police arrested three veteran pro-democracy figures for taking part in an unauthorised anti-government march last year amid the city’s most serious political crisis for decades.

Jimmy Lai, the 71-year-old founder of Next Media, which publishes the popular, anti-government Apple Daily newspaper, was picked up by police on Friday morning for taking part in a march banned by police on 31 August.

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