‘Retrieving our Hong Kong’: pro-democracy protesters mark one year on the streets
Twelve months since extradition bill marches gripped the city, demonstrators plan to defy ban on gatherings with small scale protests
Hong Kong is preparing for a series of small-scale protests to mark the first anniversary of the anti-extradition bill movement. But a resumption of city-wide unrest is unlikely as activists reel from mass arrests, bans on public gatherings and a looming national security law.
The one million people who first marched against an extradition bill on a hot June day in 2019 are now navigating a police force with little tolerance for protests, increasing interference by Beijing and the risks of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.