Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid targeted by a national security police raid last week, will shut down online at midnight Wednesday and will print its final edition on Thursday.
The paper and its activist founder, Jimmy Lai, had become symbols of the pro-democracy movement, and a thorn in the side of Hong Kong’s government and police.
On Wednesday afternoon, the management at the 26-year-old paper said they would cease updating the website at the end of the day, and would roll out the final issue the following day. The move followed an announcement by the company’s board that it would cease operation “no later than… Saturday”, but the management said
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