Japanese Man Arrested By Hong Kong Police


Japanese man arrested by Hong Kong police

Diplomatic sources say a Japanese tourist was arrested by police in Hong Kong near the site of violent clashes between protesters and police.

A Japanese man in his 20s was reportedly detained on Sunday evening close to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, which was besieged by the police.

Japanese foreign ministry officials say the man went there to see the pro-democracy demonstrations after visiting the Hong Kong Disneyland, and that he is unharmed and in good shape.

The tourist is reportedly a student of the Tokyo University of Agriculture.

It's the second arrest of a Japanese national by Hong Kong police in connection with anti-government protests. Another Japanese man was arrested in September.