A person who paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a tune on the harmonica close to the British Consulate in Hong Kong was arrested for alleged sedition Monday.
Officers detained the 43-year-old man on suspicion of “committing an act with seditious intent,” police stated Tuesday.
He reportedly stood exterior the consulate with dozens of others who got here to pay their respects to the Queen, who was sovereign within the metropolis when it was nonetheless a British colony earlier than it turned a part of China in 1997.
One tune the person performed could have been the rationale for his arrest for suspected sedition.
In keeping with native reviews and video, he carried out “Glory to Hong Kong,” the anthem of pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2019, as a crowd of individuals sang alongside.
The harmonica participant’s arrest marked the primary time Hong Kong authorities interfered with locals’ tributes to the late British monarch, affectionately often called “boss woman” by many within the metropolis.
1000’s of Hong Kong residents have lined up in entrance of the Consulate within the days following Queen Elizabeth’s loss of life and left flowers for her.
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