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Hundreds of protesters arrested on first day of Hong Kong national security law

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The first day of the controversial national security in Hong Kong was met with protests as hundreds were arrested.

The widely-drawn crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces could now carry a life sentence, a move welcomed by the city's pro-Beijing leader, Carrie Lam.

She toasted the legislation imposed by the Chinese government, saying it will "restore stability in Hong Kong after a year of escalating violence and riots".

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