‘Retrieving our Hong Kong’: pro-democracy protesters mark one year on the streets

Posted by on June 8, 2020 10:21 pm
Categories: Global Stories

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.

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