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Hong Kong Arrests Man Mourning Queen Under Colonial Sedition Law

Tributes for Queen Elizabeth II outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong on Sept. 19.
Tributes for Queen Elizabeth II outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong on Sept. 19.Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Hong Kong police used a colonial-era law intended to protect the British monarchy to arrest a man near a memorial for Queen Elizabeth II.

A 43-year-old man was detained late Monday “on suspicion of committing an act with seditious intent” on a road near Britain’s consulate, police said in a statement on Tuesday.