Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Sunday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannons as thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday.

Crowds of black-clad pro-democracy protesters gathered in a popular shopping district, chanting slogans such as “Stand with Hong Kong,” “Liberation Hong Kong” and “Revolution of Our Time.”

The protest did not receive official approval – and the local coronavirus broke social-distance restrictions, banning meetings of more than eight people.

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.

Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.

At least 120 people were arrested, mostly on charges of illegal assembly.

Prominent activist among those arrested was Tam Tak-chi – he tried to argue that he was exempted from social-distance measures because he gave “health speeches”.

Most of last year’s horrific protests in Hong Kong had already returned after a break from the coronavirus lockdown – only intensified after China’s move to impose new national security laws on the semi-autonomous city.

The planned law would crack down on anti-government and anti-government protests, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted on Sunday that the law must be implemented “without delay.”

The pro-democracy camp says the proposal is against a “one country, two systems” framework that promises independence that is not found in mainland China.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also called the proposal “a death knell for a high degree of autonomy” that Beijing promised the former British colony when it returned to China in 1997.

Before handing over to China, Hong Kong’s last British governor, Chris Patten, called it “a new Chinese dictatorship.”

“I think the people of Hong Kong have been betrayed by China, which again proves that you can’t believe more than throwing it away,” Patten said in an interview with the Times of London.

With post cable

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