Hong Kong protests: arrests as thousands sing protest anthem on anniversary of clashes

Posted by on June 12, 2020 9:52 pm
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Riot police send snatch squads to detain demonstrators throughout night after declaring gatherings illegal

Thousands of Hongkongers have sung a popular protest anthem and chanted slogans across the city as they marked the first anniversary of major clashes between police and pro-democracy demonstrators.

Riot police declared Friday’s gatherings unlawful assemblies and a breach of anti-coronavirus bans on public meetings of large groups, sending snatch squads to make multiple arrests throughout the evening.

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