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Five arrested in Hong Kong for sedition over children’s book about sheep

Books tried to explain the pro-democracy movement, portraying supporters as sheep surrounded by wolves

Five members of a Hong Kong union behind a series of children’s books about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village have been arrested for sedition.

The arrests by the new national security police unit, which is spearheading a sweeping crackdown on dissent, are the latest action against pro-democracy activists since huge and often violent protests convulsed the city two years ago.

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