Hong Kong police have arrested six people from an independent news website for “conspiracy to publish seditious publications”.
Both current and former staff members of Stand News were among those targeted
More than 200 police officers were also sent to raid the publication’s office.
Police said in a statement that they were authorised to “search and seize relevant journalistic materials”.
The current and former chief editors of Stand News were among those arrested, as well as pop star turned democracy icon Denise Ho, who was a former board member.
Those arrested – three men and three women – are aged between 34 and 73 years old.