HONG KONG China-led Protest against China-led Security Law May 24 at 18:04
In response to China’s policy of directly enacting the law to maintain hong kong’s security at the National People’s Congress, a large number of citizens marched and protested.
Hong Kong, which has been protesting in China, is expected to vote on the last day of the whole year, with the Chinese government enacting laws to maintain security, such as preventing and punishing state divisions, and allowing a crackdown by Chinese agencies.
In hong kong, a march was called on social media to protest this. Hong Kong has been banned from gathering more than one person due to the new coronavirus, but a large number of masked citizens gathered in the downtown area of Hong Kong Island to march down the main street, shouting “Protect Hong Kong’s freedom.”
The police issued a statement on Sunday saying they would never tolerate illegal activity, and when the march began, they fired tear gas and began to eliminate them.
Hong Kong media reports that dozens of people have been detained.
In Hong Kong, democratic lawmakers and groups have strongly criticized the move to significantly restrict civil liberties, and from 27 this month, there will be a fierce civil backlash against the Chinese government and the Hong Kong government as a full-scale deliberation of an ordinance banning the act of insulting the Chinese national anthem at the legislative session of parliament.
Angry voices from demonstrators
Citizens who took part in the march in Hong Kong were angered that the Chinese government had directly enacted laws to maintain hong kong’s security.
Of these, a middle-aged man said, “If freedom of speech is lost and China is a sin, everyone will be made a terrorist. The promise of one country and two systems should be kept.”
A woman in her 20s said, “This is ridiculous because it would destroy the ‘one country two system’. What can we do? I can only raise my voice, so it came out like this.”
Another man in his 20s said, “Protests are dangerous, but we are not afraid of the government. Rather, I want to let them know that the government should be afraid of its citizens.”