National security law: thousands of protesters return to Hong Kong streets, openly defying ban on July 1 rally

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National security law: thousands of protesters return to Hong Kong streets, openly defying ban on July 1 rally



Thousands of protesters returned to Hong Kong streets on Wednesday, openly defying a ban on the annual July 1 rally to oppose Beijing’s newly imposed national security law.At least 10 people – six men and four women – became the first to be arrested by police exercising their new powers under the contentious legislation, which took effect at 11pm on Tuesday.Several of them were carrying materials calling for “Hong Kong independence”, including a 15-year-old girl waving a flag.They were among…



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