Anti-government protesters wave flags outside the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay on July 1. Photo: May TseAnti-government protesters wave flags outside the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay on July 1. Photo: May Tse
Anti-government protesters wave flags outside the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay on July 1. Photo: May Tse

National security law: police take DNA samples from arrested protesters and their lawyer wants to know why

  • While police can collect the data even without consent, the step is normally taken only for much more serious crimes, legal counsel says
  • But barrister not involved in the case suggests authorities have used such evidence to investigate unsolved crimes

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Anti-government protesters wave flags outside the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay on July 1. Photo: May TseAnti-government protesters wave flags outside the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay on July 1. Photo: May Tse
Anti-government protesters wave flags outside the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay on July 1. Photo: May Tse
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