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Hong Kong activist Nathan Law says he has arrived in London

LONDON: Hong Kong activist Nathan Law said he had arrived in London after fleeing the former British colony where China has imposed a security law.

"With my backpack and small luggage in hand, I boarded my night flight. I had no idea what future awaited me. Only one thing seemed certain. My destination: London," Law said on Twitter.

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1. With my backpack and small luggage in hand, I boarded my night flight. I had no idea what future awaited me. Only one thing seemed certain. My destination: London. pic.twitter.com/iSfEh5870J

— Nathan Law 羅冠聰 😷 (@nathanlawkc) July 13, 2020

"There's always one message I have: Hong Kongers will never give up. We aren't fractured. On the contrary, we're well-equipped to face the next difficult battle."

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Law told Reuters earlier this month that the rest of the world should stand up to President Xi Jinping and start to put human rights above financial gain.

One of Hong Kong's most prominent young activists, Law announced on Thursday he had fled overseas.

He was founding member of Demosisto, a party that disbanded earlier last week in response to the security law.

The party campaigned for democracy and for Hong Kongers to have a greater say in how the city is run but they did not advocate independence.

Nevertheless, Law and other prominent party members like former student leader Joshua Wong were vilified by Beijing, often described as "black hands" and separatists who conspired with foreigners to undermine China.

He and Wong both became household names as student leaders during protests in 2014.

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