Citizens protest in line with Hong Kong’s “National Day” More than 80 people arrested October 2 at 12:30 a.m.
In Hong Kong, more than 80 people have been arrested so far for participating in illegal rallies, including protests against the governments of China and Hong Kong, to coincide with the 71st anniversary of China’s founding.
Hong Kong planned an annual march by pro-democracy groups to coincide with China’s National Day on National Day, but police refused to allow the new coronavirus to be infected.
However, protests against the governments of China and Hong Kong were called in various places on social media, and many people gathered in the center of Hong Kong Island in the afternoon to say “Hong Kong independence” and “Let’s protect Hong Kong’s freedom.”
However, about 6000 police officers were mobilized around the area, and there were times when they repeatedly warned the citizens to leave quickly by inspecting the citizens’ goods and asking reporters to present their press certificates.
According to the police, 86 people, including four members of the ward council, have been arrested for participating in illegal rallies.
Prior to this, a ceremony was held to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the founding of China, sponsored by the Hong Kong government, and The Top Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Government, Mr. Hayashi Tsuki, said, “It has been three months since the National Security Maintenance Act came into force, but it is necessary to stabilize society for the development of Hong Kong in the future.”
In Hong Kong, the enforcement of the Hong Kong National Security Law has significantly reduced large-scale marches and rallies, but the public’s opposition to the governments of China and Hong Kong has not subsided, and protests have continued spoically.