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Police chief defends Occupy Central activist's arrest


Commissioner dismisses claims that charge is linked to campaigner's Occupy Central role

Police made more than 30 "low-profile" attempts over more than a year to arrest an Occupy Central volunteer for her role in a demonstration two years ago, the police chief said yesterday.

Andy Tsang Wai-hung said officers did not know until she was arrested on Wednesday that Melody Chan Yuk-fung had joined the movement to occupy roads in the city centre in a pro-democracy protest planned for next year.

"The speculation that [this arrest] is related to Occupy Central is purely speculation. There is no basis in it at all," Tsang