How democracy was dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021

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Supporters supporters of of the the Hong Hong Kong Kong pro pro democracy democracy new new cider cider reacting reacting with with dismay dismay after after two two of of its its former former editors editors were were charged charged with with sedition sedition and and denied denied bail bail the the standard standard online online pro pro democracy democracy news news outlet outlet one one of of the the last last openly openly critical critical voices voices in in Hong Hong Kong Kong has has said said it it will will cease cease operations operations and and lay lay off off all all of of its its staff staff following following a a police police raid raid on on its its offices offices and and seven seven arrests arrests police police say say they they will will prosecute prosecute the the company company for for sedition sedition it's it's another another sign sign of of a a wider wider crackdown crackdown on on dissent dissent in in Hong Hong Kong Kong outside outside the the west west Kowloon Kowloon magistrates magistrates court court runs runs and and she she and and the the chairman chairman of of the the Hong Hong Kong Kong journalists journalists association association said said he he was was disappointed disappointed with with the the court's court's decision decision to to deny deny bail bail in in charge charge former former editors editors trump trump who who Quinn Quinn and and Patrick Patrick lamb lamb with with one one count count each each of of conspiracy conspiracy to to publish publish a a seditious seditious publication publication U. U. S. S. secretary secretary of of state state called called on on authorities authorities to to release release the the detainees detainees and and his his Canadian Canadian counterparts counterparts at at her her country country was was deeply deeply concerned concerned police police released released Cantonese Cantonese pop pop singer singer Denise Denise ho ho a a Canadian Canadian citizen citizen and and activist activist others others under under arrest arrest included included former former lawmaker lawmaker and and her her husband husband a a former former editor editor at at apple apple daily daily whose whose publisher publisher media media tycoon tycoon Jimmy Jimmy Lai Lai is is also also jailed jailed on on sedition sedition charges charges Hong Hong Kong Kong leader leader Carrie Carrie lam lam told told reporters reporters that that inciting inciting people people could could not not be be condoned condoned under under the the guise guise of of news news reporting reporting I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king supporters supporters

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