Hong Kong police arrest man for booing national anthem

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested a man on suspicion of insulting the national anthem. A police statement said the man was allegedly caught booing the Chinese national anthem while watching an Olympic event at a mall. The man was allegedly waving colonial-era Hong Kong flags and booing at a medal ceremony when the national anthem played. Hong Kong passed a law in June last year that criminalized any actions that insult the national anthem. Violating the law can mean  a fine of up to $6,400 (50,000 Hong Kong dollars), and up to three years in prison.

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