HK man held in China for drone disruption plot

Hong Kong—A man linked to Hong Kong’s pro-democratic opposition was arrested in China in connection with a plot to use a drone to disrupt a mainland delegation due to visit the global hub, China’s state news agency reported on Sunday.
The unnamed man, arrested in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, was a “sponsor” of Hong Kong’s opposition camp and worked with another opposition figure to obtain the drone, the Xinhua report said.
The purchase was part of a plot to cause “disruptive activities” against the delegation.
Xinhua carried few details on the incident, which comes amid heightened political and social tensions over perceived mainland interference in the former British colony. Hong Kong was guaranteed widespread freedoms and autonomy under an agreement that saw Britain hand it back to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.—Xinhua

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