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Hong Kong Cops Make The First Arrest Under The New Security Law

Source: Sky News

Police in Hong Kong has made their first captures under a questionable new security law forced by China’s central government.

A man was confined for conveying a banner that called for freedom, while a lady was also held for conveying a sign bearing a similar message with a British banner.

Police had made different admonitions to a group in the Causeway Bay shopping district – telling them that they may be in violation of the law.

Overall, at least 30 individuals have been arrested on different charges – from unlawful assembly to the violation of the national security law.

The law makes secessionist, incendiary, or terrorist and illegal activities, just as outside intervention in the city’s internal affairs.

Any individual participating in master autonomy exercises, for example, yelling mottos or holding up pennants and banners, is infringing upon the law – irrespective of whether violence is used.

Critics say it effectively ends the “one nation, two systems” structure under which Hong Kong was guaranteed a high degree of autonomy.

Anti-national security law protesters march at the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China from Britain in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Protesters are marching on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China from Britain. Source: Sky News

A great many demonstrators have gathered for a yearly rally marking the anniversary of the previous British colony’s handover to China in 1997.

Riot police are utilizing pepper splash to confine individuals, while shops and one metro train station are shut. Water gun has also been fired.

Crowds spilling out into the roads recited “oppose till the end” and “Hong Kong independence”.

Read also: China Affirms Controversial National Security Law For Hong Kong

One 35-year-elderly person, who gave his name as Seth, stated: “I’m terrified of going to prison however for equity I to come out today, I have to hold up.”

Joshua Wong, a pro-free speech activist, tweeted he was on the streets to protest the new law. “We shall never surrender – now is not the time to give up,” he said.

Dissenters additionally restored a strategy from a year ago protests – shouting “one, two, one, two” to coordinate steps as they fled from the police to forestall a rush. One official meanwhile yelled at reporters for filming, advising them to “pivot and leave” and “film yourself instead”.

This news is originally posted on sky news.

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