Japanese Man Arrested over Hong Kong Protests


Hong Kong, Nov. 19 (Jiji Press)--Hong Kong police have arrested a Japanese man in his 20s in connection with protests in the region, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

The man was arrested on Sunday near Hong Kong Polytechnic University and remained in custody as of early Tuesday, the sources said.

It is unclear what suspicion led to his arrest, the sources said.

The Japanese consulate-general in Hong Kong provided assistance to the man, they said.

He was the second Japanese to be arrested in connection with the protests. The first arrest came on Aug. 31.

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