By ZEN SOO
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested five trade union members over children’s books they described as seditious, and a court denied bail for four editors and journalists held on charges of endangering national security, as part of a widening crackdown on dissent in the city.
The five who were arrested are members of the General Association of Hong Kong Speech Therapists, according to local media reports.
The association published three children’s books that Li Kwai-wah, a senior superintendent of the national security department, said have seditious intent.
The books feature stories that revolve around a village of sheep that has to deal with wolves from a different village. The sheep take action like going on strike or escaping by boat, according to the synopses published on the association’s website.
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